Adam Lupton’s work is concerned with the contemporary human condition: he mines his own personal experience for totemic thoughts and behaviours that resonate almost ubiquitously amongst a wider audience. Fittingly, his work often involves a considered exploration of anxiety and isolation. He regularly gives his figures antithetical functions, capturing a state of mental flux and polarisation - a state that so often occurs in the same breath - all in one image. In this quest to avoid prescriptive visual outcomes, Lupton imbues his figures with a kind of kinetic energy: limbs flail and intertwine in illusory convolutions as the image refuses to take a concrete form. He was born in Vancouver and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.