The World As Light: An Introduction to the Art of Adi Da Samraj
by Mei-Ling Israel
An overview of Adi Da Samraj’s entire artistic oeuvre of the past forty years—accompanied by key statements he made on his own art and on the artistic process in general.
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Adi Da Samraj’s collateral exhibition at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007), “Transcendental Realism”, marked the first time his work was shown to the public. He has created a massive body of highly distinctive and diverse artistic work. Masterfully using the medium of photography and videography He’s made it into a form of art that blows the mind and delights the heart. Most recently, he has begun to make remarkable images in the digital medium.
Adi Da regards his art as building upon the modernist tradition. He greatly values the radical aesthetic freedom and the profundity of meaning characteristic of modernism at its best. And he intends his own art to convey the deepest of meanings—relative to the human situation, and the nature of reality altogether.
128 pages, over 140 color and black-and-white illustrations.