Adam Saks

Recipient of Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant 2015 (QSPA Inspirational Award)

Adam Saks (b. 1974, Denmark) takes an enthusiastic and experimental approach to most printmaking techniques. He masters and embraces the unique forms of expression intrinsic to the various techniques, thereby transforming the technical limitations and potential of graphic art into something distinctive and personal. Saks’s art lies in the tension between figuration and abstraction, and his works often have an ambiguous narrative. In 2014, Adam Saks was one of thirteen artists nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award. Kjell Nupen himself nominated the young Danish artist.

Adam Saks currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 1993—1999, and at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany in 1996—97. Significant solo exhibitions include Galerie Moderne Silkeborg, Denmark; Galerie Forsblom, Finland; Meliksetian & Briggs, USA; LAC Narbonne, France; Kunstverein Reutlingen, Germany and the Association of Norwegian Printmakers, Norway. Saks has participated in group exhibitions all over Europe and his work is represented in museum collections such as ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, SMK National Gallery, both Denmark; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland and the Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden, among others.