Adam Cvijanovic Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Adam Cvijanovic
Love Poem (10 minutes after the end of gravity)


flashe and house paint on tyvek

14ft x 75ft
Drawing inspiration from Renaissance fresco painting, Adam Cvijanovic’s ‘portable murals’ depict contemporary landscapes with a sense of celestial awe. Spanning 75 feet, Cvijanovic’s Love Poem captures the dreamy and disquieting essence of suburban Americana as a rapturous science fiction tableau. Envisioning sun-bleached L.A. ten minutes after the end of gravity, Cvijanovic’s utopia ascends in a whirlwind of consumerist ecstasy. Emulating movie backdrops as well as the acclivous perspective of cathedral dome tromp l’oiels, Love Poem… combines the sublime horror of disaster films with a majestic religiosity, as bungalows, Broncos, and palm trees are destroyed in the exaltation of their own perfectness. Painted entirely by the artist without assistants, on a plastic used by Fed Ex, Cvijavovic’s work reconstitutes the intimacy of timeless artistry with a modern day immediacy.
Adam Cvijanovic
Sassy Sally


Flashe and latex on tyvek

259 x 495cm

Stemming from his former job as a commercial muralist, Adam Cvijanovic’s paintings combine pop kitsch with the gravitas of historical painting. Completely self-taught, Cvijanovic approaches painting with an unconventional process: using a variety of acrylic and latex household paints on Tyvek, his vast images become transportable frescoes, giant architectural interventions that can be remodelled to fit various gallery spaces. Subverting the utopian connotations of monumental painting, Cvijanivic’s tableaux embrace the serene and idyllic while portraying haunting scenes of desolation.

Adam Cvijanovic's Biography

Adam Cvijanovic
Born in 1959, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lives and Works in New York


Adam Cvijanovic's Colossal Spectacle, Bellwether, New York, NY

Studies for the Fall of Babylon, Project Room, Bellwether, New York, NY

Adam Cvijanovic, University of Buffalo Art Gallery Center for the Arts, Buffalo,NY

Solo Exhibition, Hammer museum, Los Angeles
Love Poem (10 Minutes After the End of Gravity,) Bellwether, New York

Ideal City, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Hurricane Party, Bellwether, Brooklyn

New City, Project, Steven Sclaroff New York
Disko Bay," Bellwether, Brooklyn

Richard Anderson, New York

Richard Anderson, New York

Richard Anderson, New York

Richard Anderson, New York

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
Malony Gallery Santa Monica

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston
Brockton Art Museum, Brockton

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston MA


Frenzy and Aftermath, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

Blown Away: The Artful Explosion, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscape, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, traveling to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum or Art, Purchase College, Purchase, Ny
Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation", organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation & the Terra Foundation for American Art, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China; Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
07/08, Bellwether, New York, NY
Adam Cvijanovic and Peter Garfield: Unhinged, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA

Disaster! One Year After, curated by Nina Felshin, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Apres Moi, le Déluge, FA Projects, London, England
USA TODAY, The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Jack, Cuchifritos, New York
Out of Place, Mary Goldman Gallery, New York
Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn

The Dreamland Artist Club, Presented by Creative Time, Coney Island
Hello Chelsea, Bellwether, New York
Subway Series, Queens Museum, Queens
Upcoming, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Kaleidoscope, Ingrao Gallery, New York
On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Yard, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
On the Wall, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence

Next Wave Festival, Cur. Dan Cameron, BAM Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Arctic Light, Danese Gallery, New York
Looking at America, Yale University Museum, New Haven
Social Landscape, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York
Compact Art, Barcelona, Spain

All American, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Landscape 2000, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie

The New Representationalism, La Mama Gallery, New York

Chasing Angels, Christenerose Gallery, New York

Drawing on Friendship: Portraits of Painters and Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Slow Art, PS 1, Long Island City
Mall Art, New Museum, New York