NOTE: This work is uniquely handcrafted and may vary from the example shown.
ADI is an Australian-based contemporary artist best known for his ‘False Idols’ creations – unique collections of hand-crafted pop caricatures.
These totemic wooden assemblages narrate society’s overriding obsession with popular culture, brand-recognition and nostalgia. ADI envisions these idols as our new deities, which have replaced the worship of the natural world. In this reimagining of conventional religious iconography, ADI seeks to bring the splendour of the ancient world’s tribal artefacts and artistic beauty into a contemporary aesthetic that is relevant and defining of our times.
ADI’s practice sits at the intersection of sculpture and hypebeast toy art, yet also manifests itself in the field of modern interior and object design. He currently works from his studio in Melbourne, Victoria, and his creations are held in private collections globally.