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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.
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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.
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.More
- This work is available until 3:00 PM, Jun 1, 2022.