Aviation + Paint = Aircraft Drip Art

Atlanta artist and Delta employee Adam Pinsley has always had a passion for painting. We met Adam a few years ago around the time he had created original, popular artwork for Song Airlines, Delta Air Lines’ low-fare subsidiary. This artwork adorned the walls of Song’s corporate offices located within the Delta world headquarters in Atlanta. The artwork was colorful, bright, and extolled the cultural virtues of this fledgling airline. And just so you know, we both have original pieces of this aviation history artwork in our homes.

Over the years we’ve seen Adam create vibrant, popular, one-of-a-kind paintings. His artwork is collected not only by the airlineguys, but Delta, The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Fergie, Britney Spears, and fashion designer Richard Tyler.

Some of the artists that have influenced him over the years include Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Jackson Pollock, meet Adam Pinsley! Recently inspired by Pollock and the abstract expressionist movement of the 40’s and 50’s, Adam has been busy creating a series of original, dramatic, oversized, unique, and colorful pieces of artwork.

Introducing:  “Aircraft Drip Art”

Using commercial grade aircraft aluminum sheets as a canvas (the exact material used on commercial airline fuselages) and PPG Aerospace Desothane Paint (Delta’s aircraft paint supplier), Pinsley creates dramatic oversized paintings by using aircraft metal instead of brushes to strategically drip bold colors across the aluminum sheets. These paintings can take up to a week to create in Adam’s makeshift studio (meeting all environmental safety guidelines) on the Delta campus in Atlanta. Pieces of his new style adorn the hallways of Delta Air Lines and DKC (Dan Klores), the public relations & marketing firm in NYC. To date, Pinsley has created over 10 of these pieces.

Anyone who can combine unique elements of aviation with their love of art is a winner in our book. So, please check out his website; share your thoughts. We know he’d love to hear from you. And if you’d like to be introduced we’d love to do that for you. Just let us know!



One response to “Aviation + Paint = Aircraft Drip Art

  1. Well, just the fact that Adam was the creator of the Song artwork makes him a star in my book! Love his new artwork and wouldn’t mind owning a piece myself. The Delta primary colors would go awesome in my livingroom, but as a BCRF supporter & fundraiser I’m partial to the pink. Don’t lose your passion Adam … keep on creating & painting. You rock!

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