Ade Kipades

From 2005 Kipades began exploring abstract expressionism, a painting style based upon the abstract philosophies of the European schools. He has found that by tuning in to subtle energetic sensations taking place within his body and expresses these through ‘automatic drawing’, a process initiated by early surrealist painters for accessing the subconscious mind, he is able to construct surreal abstractions that speak about the underlying energetic patterns that make up reality as we know it.

As part of Outliers Unplugged Annamieke Engelbrecht and Ade Kipades created an expressive abstract drawing to see what would happen if two artists' styles meet in a live art session. Footage by Chris Grava