Pietro Adamo has a favourite among his works – the next one! Seriously, he is always focused on what is coming next and on making this his best piece ever. Which may come from the fact that each work is a chance to explore the depth and complexity of the world. "It is pure abstract expressionism which continues to be the driving force in all of my current work," admits Pietro. "It taunts me, it continues to beckon me, and pushes my limits. People who appreciate the Giardini series often comment on its abstract nature, even though they see a garden or meadow. Indeed, it is the underlying chaotic nature of nature itself that interests me. It is always new and, as such, I rarely have an interest in capturing or representing anything. There is truth in abstract painting. It has to do with the constant that is change. I have yet to tire of it. I may never want to leave it, as there is much to explore." This is hardly a surprise when you see the artists Pietro counts among his inspirations: Morrisseau, Thompson, Snow, Molinari, Pollock, Picasso, Shadbolt, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Rothko, Wieland, Riopelle and Les Automatistes.
From Teacher to Master
Pietro Adamo grew up in the "Christie Pits" area of Toronto and spent the first decade of his life there before moving to Weston in 1965. During the 1960s and ‘70s he attended Emery Collegiate and then went on to an Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College in Oakville. At that time he
left, Mia Donna, mixed media on canvas, 48" x 40" above, Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12"