Adoni Astrinakis

Kurt - 27 Club
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
60 x 48 in
ADONI ASTRINAKIS – BIOGRAPHY > > Adoni was born and raised in Tasmania, a beautiful island off the southern > coast of Australia. > > After graduating college, Adoni led a successful career in business, where > he turned around a national franchise chain. > > In 2013, after being inspired by a photo of Bob Dylan, Adoni started > painting portraits where he found fulfillment that was far greater than he > ever found in business. > > He has been supporting himself through painting since he first posted his > Bob Dylan on Facebook. With subsequent works being shot for interiors > publications and featured in various news articles and blogs both locally > and internationally, his career is rapidly gaining momentum. > > He is now based in Melbourne, Australia’s art capital and works as a full > time artist. He continues to be influenced by iconography within popular > culture and our attraction to it. The central focus of his work concerns > timelessness and the intangible x-factor of his chosen subjects, > recapturing this essence in his own way. > > Adoni is excited to have his first American gallery group show at The > White Room in Bridgehampton, NY, featuring his Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain > and Jimi Hendrix works selected from his "27 Club" collection. The term > "27 Club" refers to a number of popular musicians who died at age 27. > > > > ARTIST’S STATEMENT > > 27 CLUB > > The idea here is to shine a spotlight on the 27 CLUB as an inception of > pop culture mythology. I chose the five artists with whom I have a > personal connection. > > Timelessness interests me and the notion of a pantheon of young artist’s > whose work and image is powerful enough to endure whilst their physical > presence was so fleeting is captivating. > > I like the way candid moments capture the essence of a subject in a fluid > and naturalistic way. > >