Adam Binder was born in 1970 and grew up on a farm in the picturesque surroundings of The Cotswolds. The ever-changing landscapes, enriched with wildlife, has been a constant source of inspiration to his work and provoked him to create one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired, bronze masterpieces these past 20 years.
In the past Adam worked with a leading collectibles company, Harmony Kingdom where he quickly proved to be a major asset to the company. It was during this time that he created his hugely successful signature series, the ‘Roly Poly’ Range, his first venture into animal sculpture.
Since then, Adam has created a unique style which is highly regarded, recognised and collected around the world. His passion for conservation and connection to nature is the real driving force behind his works. He is now one of Britain’s leading wildlife sculptors of the 21st Century, engaging the viewer through his signature flowing lines, subtle movement and emotion and beautifully capturing the essence of his subjects. The sensibility and balance of each bronze cast are the result of meticulous and dedicated study, deep earthy patinas completing each piece and making the work easily identifiable, in both colour and form.
In 2010, Adam won the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Award and was also elected as a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2011. Where possible, the subjects for Adam’s sculptures are acutely observed and studied in their natural environment, a process that enables him to remove the extraneous detail without losing veracity and concentrate on capturing the spirit of the animal through understated movement and suggestion.
Adam’s deep-rooted love for nature and conservation saw him complete a 12ft Bronze Polar Bear in 2013 called Monumental ‘Boris’, a bold statement on the ever-increasing problem of global warming. This was highly acclaimed by the City of London and is an important piece to remind us of the conservation efforts made by Adam, as well as others in his field.
Conservationist, David Shepherd CBE FRSA said: “Bringing conservation and environmental issues to the forefront of people’s minds in this busy, commercial world has always been a monumental task and one that I, through my art, have strived to achieve. So, it is fitting that Adam Binder’s first monumental sculpture should be this beautiful polar bear, a species that is quite literally, on thin ice. If Boris’ lonely vigil in London makes people stop and think, even for a minute, Adam will have achieved his aim.”
His collections vary from petite to large sculptures, each piece intimate and engaging in their own way. From a stunning meter long depiction of ‘Twelve Sparrows’ sitting together on a line, a duo of ‘Bullfinches’, confident in their handsome red chests to the gorgeous flowing lines of a ‘Diving Otter’. Adam’s collections portray the diverse animal realms of land, air and sea, a huge variety of which are available to view at Young Jamieson Fine Art.
In the words of Adam, “Nature is my passion and my constant distraction.”