Adam Disbrow is an American expressionist painter. His works combine neo-expressionism, abstract expressionism, and impressionism. He uses layers of objective symbols, color, and texture to form his work. He has shown paintings around the US and his works are housed in collections around the country. He is represented by Alexander Salazar Fine Art in San Diego, CA, is a resident artist at the Sperryville ARTist Cooperative in Sperryville, VA, and has work available at Saatchi Art Online.




Equation of Creation - One over Ten Equaling Eleven: the binary code of created reality

Cogs of Creation - Three circles which are turning and represent a form of the trinity: Mind, Body, Soul - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - Metaphysical, Physical and Celestial

Fountain of Creation - Represents the spiraling gyre of the cosmos

Barbed Wire - Symbolizes how the soul is caged inside the body

Four Crosses - The four of the nine greek muses devoted to dialect and language

Wagging Tongue (Tongue on a String) - Represents the conversational aspect of the natural world

The Crown - Symbolizes Legacy

Single Square with Line Through - A building block of creation, a fractal, or a quanta. Examples being the atom or a photon

Gold Single Square with Line Through - The quanta of consciousness or the Soul

Multiple Squares with Line through - Indicates how consciousness is tied to reality through perspective

Three Jagged Lines - Represents an electromagnetic field

The Heart - Symbolizes human life, death, mortality, immortality, and organic form. The red heart represents mortality, the white heart represents immortality, the black heart represents death

The Bare Breast - Symbolizes sexuality, lust, desire, and sensationalism

Binary Sequence - Reference to created reality


“The paintings are a commentary on history and culture. They address current and ancient issues of relationship, spirituality, sexuality, beauty, duality, relativism, nature, and dominion. Freedom, entropy, life, death, and time are key concepts of my work. I use many layers of objective symbols, heavy textures, interpretive colors, language, and formal techniques to make each painting a unique statement. When nothing is sacred and nothing is safe, art is brave.” 

--- Adam Martin Disbrow, 2018