Details:

This painting is made from washes of colored ink across linen, with forms created out of spills of pigment. The work is framed as a narrator whose own recollection is disjointed and occluded by the passage of time.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

In the Mail

This painting is made from washes of colored ink across linen, with forms created out of spills of pigment. The artist employs a wet-on-wet ink technique and a two-part studio process that injects a certain undecidedness in the eventual outcome of each work. The artist's compositions often feel incomplete or uncomfortable, and frame the work of the artist as a narrator whose recollection is disjointed, piecemeal or obscured by the passage of time.

Kamps is a poet and painter whose work explores recollection, fabulation, and the perception of narrative—while unhinging the artist's expected role as the operator of meaning. The artist's works joyfully dawdle in a space between what is read and what is seen, between what is felt and what is thought. In this negative space of non-connection with the self, Kamps's paintings disrupt diaristic or visionary interpretations—casting light on both as mere genres for play and invention.

Specs:

15.75 inches
19.75 inches

③ Artist:

Paula Kamps

Poet and painter Paula Kamps’ works are uncomfortable and incomplete reveries. The artist employs a wet-on-wet, ink-on-canvas technique and a two-part studio process that relies on indeterminate outcomes; the resulting compositions feature figures and faces formed out of spills of color, with arms and hands emerging from masses of pigment. Kamps' work explores fabulation, treating the artist as a disjointed narrator whose recollections are eventually occluded by the passage of time.

Paula Kamps:
In the Mail, 2022
Ink on canvas
19.8 × 15.8 inches /