Surface is Adam Turnbull’s newest body of work. Created over the past three years while living in New York, Adam has created a series of abstract minimal paintings working with a thermometry specialist to create paint pigments that reacts to different temperatures and UV exposures ranging from 19 degrees celsius the to 30 degrees celsius

the result is a display of warm, painterly colors and tones in greys, blues, yellows and pinks that change with the environment around them.

Surface opens at China Heights Gallery, Surry Hills on 19th December at 6pm, 2014.

Examples of the work reacting to heat and light below.

Paintings in their full state.

Room shots from the exhibition.


Earlier larger works reacting to heat 

Dreams and Failures

Dreams has the number to a 24hr psychic and Failures has the number to 24hr legal advice. A reminder that we need to sit somewhere between one and the other. Each was designed and packaged with a risograph printed backing in the studio and distributed to select stores in an edition of 300.



In addition to the pens there are also two 11 x 14 risograph prints.
Available for purchase online here and at Press Books Sydney, Picture Room New York and Park Life San Francisco.