Adam Shirley: Still Life

Adam Shirley is an artist living and working in Detroit. Trained as a metal smith, his work seeks to investigate the relationship between two and three dimensional objects, material and scale. Citing Italian painter Giorgio Morandi as inspiration, Shirley’s latest work is Still Life, a series of compositions referencing traditional still life paintings while focusing on the materiality of steel through volume and form. We are looking forward to Shirley’s upcoming collaborations with Alessi. We got the chance to visit Shirley’s studio last month at the Russell Industrial Studio for a closer look at Shirley’s sensitized work with steel, where we found a thriving design community devoted to maintaining the creative and innovative spirit of Detroit.

Shirley is represented by Re:View Contemporary

Thanks to Buick

adam shirley buick Detroit russel industrial center Still Life
Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella






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