Carnival Machine Towers, 2021

Carnival Machine Towers, 2021
Archival inkjet print on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag
20 x 16 inches
Signed and dated on recto
Numbered on verso
Edition of 30 + 5 APs

Released in conjunction with Subcultural Karate Turtles—Adam Green’s second graphic novel published by Pioneer Works Press—Carnival Machine Towers features a colorful image that nods to the visual aesthetics and themes that recur throughout the artist’s practice. 

About the Artist

Adam Green is an artistic polymath—a songwriter, filmmaker, visual artist, and poet. A co-founder of The Moldy Peaches and author of ten solo albums, his songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta, and Will Oldham. Green’s paintings and sculptures have been the subject of exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe, including a 2016 show at the Fondation Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland. He wrote and directed the feature film The Wrong Ferarri (2010), the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone, and Adam Green's Aladdin (2016) which described as “the trippiest movie ever made." In 2019, Green released War and Paradise, a graphic novel combining his lyrical and visual vocabulary. The satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife. 

Green’s 10th and latest solo album, Engine of Paradise, is a musical exploration of these same themes. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by Loren Humphrey, the album reimagines the baroque orchestral style of his early 2000s era records and features performances by James Richardson (MGMT), Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen). In 2020, he published an epic-poem MDVL: 1,000 Years of Dark Ages with Spheres Projects, a section of which was included in the Poetry London literary journal. This was followed by an animated movie version of the poem, narrated by the artist, in the style of a medieval illuminated manuscript.