Adam Macciocchi Lancia
B. Toronto, Canada
Education. Bachelor of Fine Arts
Adam Macciocchi Lancia is a visually impaired contemporary artist from Toronto, Canada.
Since 2007 Adam has dealt with very rare cases of cracked and detached retinas in both eyes causing him to have severe visual impairments. Despite numerous procedures and surgeries that regained some of his vision, he continues to have strobe lights in his eyes which partially blinds his vision. These holes have allowed more light to pass through at a faster rate causing a strobe light effect that is constantly seen.
Through Adam's paintings, he exposes what real life means today and how social media dictates others' interpretation of what we curate as our "real lives". His hand-painted artworks reinterpret pop art using washes of colour and intricate line work/imagery. These create the compositions that reveal the layers of messaging we are exposed to every day. Through this process, he attempts to reveal a manufactured reality.
His paintings have been sold to many clients in North America and Europe. Adam's paintings have caught the attention of many public figures like the pop band "Maroon 5", actresses "Tiffany Haddish, Lucy Hale, Jenna Dewan, Cheryl Hines", celebrities "October Gonzalez, Yris Palmer, Holly Madison", internationally known DJ"Chantel Jeffries", comedian "J.B. Smoove", internationally known models "Yovanna Ventura, Gabby Epstein, Julia Kelly, Sophia Miacova, Melinda London, Sophi Knight, Chelcie May" and internet star "Roy Purdy".
Accepted to the Art Gallery of Ontario's "Young Artists Incubator" at age seven, to then graduating with a BA in Fine Arts at OCAD U, Adam has incorporated all of his painting and illustration skills into the work he has been creating.