Adrian Molina is a painter and an illustrator who currently works in two distinct separate styles. In his painting practice, Adrian creates abstract works that explore a kind of synesthesia, combining colour with sound. In his current illustration works, the artist is developing narrative imagery for a mystery and suspense comic series.
It’s really interesting to see the two different sides of Adrian’s portfolio together. In our previous feature of the artist’s work with inventions and physics, we looked at Adrian’s Colour of Sound series. The paintings in this gallery are pure abstractions, expressions of gestural movement, colour, and texture. In contrast, the images in the artist’s GINIE gallery are perfect throwbacks to classic pulp horror comics and magazines. Vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night appear in these illustrations, rendered in a painterly but detailed style.
Adrian’s series The Werewolf of Kendall takes a similar approach, with each work functioning as a poster or cover art for an upcoming short story by the artist.