Adi Da Samraj created art for over forty years. In recent works, he combined digital technology with photographic and hand-drawn elements, producing sophisticated images that are boldly colored, powerfully structured, and monumental in scale. Since emerging on the international art scene at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Adi Da’s art has consistently drawn broad critical acclaim.
“I believe that art should always be a surprise. It must create, even in the critic, not emotion, but a sense of insecurity. When one views Adi Da’s art, it is easy to see 'pop art', 'op art', all the possible linguistic, ethnological, and iconographic references—but, in the end, the final work is always a surprise. With Adi Da’s work, I did not simply find myself in front of a new personal iconographic universe but rather in front of images that returned me to an experience of ‘epiphany’.”
Achille Bonito Oliva, Italian art critic, historian, and past Director
“[Adi Da's] pursuit of the spiritual paths found in early abstraction, from Kandinsky to Mondrian, and [his] translation of that pursuit into the digital age, restore a transcendental spirituality to the materialism of the machine aesthetic.”
Peter Weibel, Director, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
“It is a rare artist who can convey, convincingly, the sense of being face to face with the source of being. Adi Da can clearly live in the depths without succumbing to their pressure, bringing back pearls of art to prove it.”
“Protean and unified at once, Adi Da’s ever-changing images become all-pervasive ‘big screen’ experiences, perceptually riveting, indeed, sometimes excruciatingly intense, but always balanced and even sublime sensory experiences.”
Donald Kuspit, Critic, Professor of Art History and Philosophy,