Understanding heritage through the exploration of remote places and their influence in shaping identity is the foundation of Adam Simms’Â work. Travel and documentation are aspects of the artist’sÂ practice that allow himÂ to interpret themes of displacement, isolation, and identity. Through large-scale photographs, SimmsÂ create immersive narratives that contemplate the concept of remoteness and invite the viewer to escape contemporary urban society. Inspired by landscape paintings of the Romantic Era, the emphasis on the sublime in Adam Simms’Â images allude to a rejection of globalization and itâ€™s lack of consideration for the local. TheÂ artist’s intention is to emphasize the importance of local, place-based identity.
Adriatic Sea, 96×120″, Inkjet Print, 2017