In 2016, Adam took part in a year long artist in residence program at St Vincent's Hospital's Caritas Christi in Kew where he revisited his earlier style of abstraction painting. The residency offered artists a studio space in exchange for a selection of artworks donated to the St Vincent's hospital art collection. The residency program has been running for twenty years whilst hosting a number of former artists now renowned, such as Ben Quilty and Vincent Fantauzzo. Adam's works completed whilst at this residency are now displayed within St Vincent's hospital.
The pieces seen on this page reference Adam's early abstract paintings. These artworks explore line, mark making, colour, form and texture. This minimal abstract style emerged during his time at Monash University in the 1990s. During his studies at the time he had a lecturer, printmaker and family friend John Neeson, who became a strong influence in Adam's conceptual art making to this day.
'Streaks & blurs'
' Jim Boogie'
'Dreamy & creamy'
Adam points out that, most current artworks which are seen on social media, public murals and street art experiments of today often graphic in nature and focus on realism and over done. Adam's direct response to this movement towards today's art being graphical in nature, has led him closer to further explore abstraction, in the traditions of artists such as, Fred Williams and Paul Klee.