Adam Normandin is a contemporary realist painter based in
Los Angeles. The artist is best known for his depictions of freight trains, graffiti and the American landscape.
“I am inspired by the random discovery of unnoticed details that validate human existence. My paintings are an exploration of vacant places, often found beyond the periphery of conventional significance.
I don’t usually know what I am looking for until I find it, but I am drawn mostly to evidence of age and experience. I like things battered by use, overlooked or abandoned. Seemingly ordinary subjects become transformed with time and use into objects rich with purpose, dignity and unique history.
My process begins with photography, but the final painting may only vaguely resemble the reference. Most often, I utilize a mix of many photographs. Combined, they represent the sentiment that attracted me in the first place. Carefully and respectfully, I render as much exquisite detail as I can see, until the painting carries its own independent meaning.”