Adam Licsko, a 36 year-old California artist, has been painting professionally since late 2000. Within five years of his professional debut, his unique minimalist style attracted an international following and critical acclaim. He has corporate collections with Nissan, Amgen Cancer Research Institute, Seagate Technologies, Raytheon, Loyola Marymount University, and State Farm to name a few. Paintings he has donated have raised money for charities, including Make A Wish Foundation- Miami, Central Coast Wine Classic, and The Ventana Wildlife Society for the California Condor. Most recently (2011) Licsko has been a featured artist at “Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope,” a group show at
which his paintings were featured next to those of Tissot, Dali, Warhol, T.H. Benton and Rembrandt among others.
His works portray an incisive perception of the world around him as he brings to both urban life and natural settings an acute awareness of his audience. He explores a triad between the viewer’s perspective and dualities on the canvas, emphasizing the contrasts between light and shadow, cool and warm colors, beauty and its opposite, but always exploring them as they would be seen or felt by the observer. Unsurprisingly, a common reaction to his work is the feeling that one is actually inside the painting itself.
When he’s not painting or drawing, Adam is an inventor and designer. In 2005, after a back injury, he designed and received a patent for a deceptively simple device that maintains proper posture while carrying heavy or awkward loads. He has also worked freelance, as a co-designer, on a project with George Lucas’s ILM along with many other conceptual design projects through the years.
Today, Licsko’s paintings intensify his own struggle to know himself, and to express the world as he feels it. He has begun to explore an even deeper connection with his audience, touching upon more human subject matter and exploring social commentary.