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IntroductionPatrick's pictures embody the path he walks. From Toronto to California, the desert to the water, on sets and in the blur that exists between - he lives in the world.
Real-life fragments of the ordinary that illuminate his every day, often with a dry, humorous perspective. He documents the small, almost unseen details that could easily be overlooked in the sometimes-serene, sometimes fast-paced environments he works, lives and travels within. From existentialist billboards wondering “Why am I doing it at all?” to rebellious pedestrians on city sidewalks to his grandmother contentedly reading The Anarchist Cookbook, Patrick's work shines a light on protean narratives whose elegant beauty is in their simple ordinariness.
“I was fascinated with the concept of documentation.” Patrick J. Adams
Adams has been a passionate photographer since childhood, documenting the world he encountered, at first mimicking his father's journalistic impulses, then in Canada and to the United States. He eagerly engaged the lens early, supporting himself with photography during his early Los Angeles sojourn, after graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts. Today the world knows Patrick J. Adams from his Screen Actors Guild-nominated leading role in the global phenomenon that is Suits, an undertaking which has brought him widespread international attention. But with dual exhibits - Sea/Land in Toronto, an integral appreciation of the Haida Gwaii people & land, at Oz Studios; and Behind the Scenes in NYC, shots taken on & behind the scenes of Suits - Patrick J. Adams is poised to become an equally-renowned figure in the international art market.
Adams’ works are characterized by a distinctive aesthetic that presents things as they really are – often in stark contrast, in radiant balance. Nothing is obscured. This lends the images an atmosphere and mood that connect the viewer - in close up or wide appreciation - to a human or natural terrain that lives long, long after the eye has closed.Bio
1981 Born in Toronto, Canada Studied Acting at the USC School of Theatre, Los Angeles, USA 2011-Present Starring role in the TV series SuitsExhibitions
2015 Behind the Lens: An Intimate Look at the World of Suits, Arhaus Building, New York City, USA