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    Adam Tullie: Mask IV, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Mask V, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Young Mountain, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: NFL 2215, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Boogie I, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Boogie II, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Untitled, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Swoosh I, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Untitled, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Untitled, 2010

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    Adam Tullie: Mask XX, 2011

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    Adam Tullie: Surprise Eyes II, 2011

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    Adam Tullie: Surprise Eyes III, 2011

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    Adam Tullie: Angular Bust (Yellow), 2010

Adam Tullie

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

The drawings of Adam Tullie are a beautifully irregular thing. On his pages we see a penchant for primitivism, rudimentary figuration and ceremonial African masks. It’s a traditional visual story told a different way – bits of collage here, a streak of red paint there, a touch of sexuality thrown in for good measure. Recent exhibitions have grouped Tullie under common themes of “psychonauts” (i.e. explorers of the unconscious) and “ritualistic iconigraphy” and that seems to sum him up well. His are the faces of a familiar dark dream, as intoxicating as they are unnerving.


Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.