Adam Mars

  • CES_Adam_Mars_MY_AUDIENCE_COLLECTS_DEBT
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 13.25 x 16 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_HALF_AS_BAD_AS_DAD
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 13.25 x 16 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_HOT_MEDIUM_MILD_MESS
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 13.25 x 16 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_1994
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 18 x 18 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_UNITED_IN_TAKING_SIDES
    2016, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 26.5x32 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_GOLD_MEDAL_IN_BRAGGING
    2015, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 26.5 x 32 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_I-WILL_ALWAYS_SMELL_LIKE_TEEN_SPIRIT
    2016, Spray paint on fabric panel. 48 x 63 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_1991
    2016, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 18 x 18 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_TYPOCHONDRIAC
    2012, Acrylic, and spray paint on faux brick panel. 42x48 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_TOXIC_LEVELS_OF_NOSTALGIA
    2012, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 42 x 48 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_SAND_IN-_THE-_SPORTS-_CAR
    2017, Acrylic, and spray paint on fabric panel. 13.25 x 16 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_RETARDASHIANS
    2011, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 42.5 x 47.75 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_PUBLIC_PRIVATES
    2016, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 21.5 x 24 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_RAISE_THE_BAR_ABOVE_ROCK_BOTTOM
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 21 x 28 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_MY_FAVORITE_DATING-_SITE-_IS-_A-_DIVE-BAR
    2015, Acrylic and spray paint on faux brick panel. 26.5 x 32 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_PRE_SMARTPHONEAN_ETIQUETTE
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 13.25 x 16 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_BURIED_ALIVE_IN_HIS_OWN_DIRT
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 26.5 x 32 in
  • CES_Adam_Mars_FOR_LEASE_1600_PENNSYLVANIA_AVE
    2017, Acrylic and spray paint on fabric panel. 16.625 x 20
  • CES_Adam_Mars_ILLEGALIZE_CELEBRITY_MARRIGE
    2016, Spray paint on fabric panel. 30 x 40 in
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b. 1981, Orange County, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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Mars’ works blend veracious humor with the sensibilities of pop art to create forums for contemporary topics. Positioned against seductive textiles and faux brick surfaces, statements such as such as I Loved You Then I Googled You, Validating Beauty Is Getting Ugly, and Typochondriac cover a diversity of subjects while remaining relatable to an audience bound by shared social experiences. Their pithy language is geared toward communication in the digital era where creative brevity is of necessity. Beyond their humorous tone, his works, which both celebrate and challenge our behavior, ultimately examine what it means to live in a rapidly evolving society and question the ambiguity of our future.

Mars received his MFA from OTIS College of Art and Design in 2007. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and History and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. He has exhibited at institutions throughout California, including the Torrance Art Museum and the Laguna Art Museum, and had solo exhibitions at Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles and Orchard Windows Gallery in New York. Mars’ work has also been featured in numerous publications like Interview Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and LA Weekly. In 2016 and 2014, he designed billboards for LAXART’s Public Domain Project, which were displayed on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and La Cienega Boulevard in Culver City.

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