Included in the brief and elusive biography that Portland-based artist Adam Baz has provided on his online portfolio is the comment that “he hopes to soon become unstuck in time.” Indeed, that is the feeling that he evokes in the otherworldly landscapes that comprise his series, The Eternal Myth.
As his illustrations do not generally feature any human figures, there is the sense that his detailed rural terrains possess an untainted and natural mysticism. Although Baz predominantly utilises a neutral palette to illustrate his nocturnal scenes, unexpected bursts of colour tint his works and transform them into views that look like they have come from the mind of an acid-dropping woodlands nymph. But I think that this is a very good thing. I’d love to know what you think.