In his somewhat simplistic yet playfully unapologetic approach, Caff Adeus’ work boldly says what a lot of artists wouldn’t dare express openly. His practice includes portrait photography, sculptures, and abstract paintings that explore Picasso’s dictum that anyone can learn to paint, but it takes a lifetime to paint like a child. Adeus’ pursuit incorporates commonality, antagonistic critiques of history, civil disparities, and political structures in aggressively condescending tones. Between mocking and challenging social constructs, he offers a front-row seat to a self-deprecating appraisal of himself as an art world outsider.
Last updated: May 25, 2021