Adam Ball British , b. 1977


Adam Ball (b. 1977, UK) is known for combining nature and abstraction in his vibrant and incredibly detailed works. Ball closely observes natural sources such as images of his own DNA and recordings of human movement. His works embody characteristics of the natural world but also of the technological, the combination of which evokes a contemporary perspective.  


Ball is infamously known for his public installation of a 10-metre-high painting in London Soho’s Golden Square. Since then he has been involved with numerous public commissions, creating mesmerising installations that encapsulate his kaleidoscopic, abstract style. Most recently, Ball worked with Windows on the World to create an art and music installation with the children at Ritsona refugee camp in Greece (2023).

Ball has exhibited internationally, selected solo shows include: The Space Between, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Dirty Pattern, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Remnants and Realisation, Encounter, London; and, Elemental, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman. Ball has also exhibited works at the Gagosian in New York, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, in the Jerwood Drawing Prize in London, and in a group show that exhibited at the ICA in London and the CCA in Glasgow. 

Collections and collaborations include L’Wren Scott; Eve and Max, US; HOK International; FutureCity; Bait Al Zubair Museum; Clarks; Courvoisier; Cartier; Tishman Speyer; MTV Redefine; Paddle8 and British Land.