Damian Stamer Makes Paintings
"I’ve long been interested in this concept of building or making a painting—as opposed to painting it."[Stamer] starts with a figurative interest in subject, but then proceeds to work on that image, to efface it, blur it, hide it, scrape it, partially to “super-compress time,” as he says, to imbue the finished piece with a heavy burden (history, weight, surface scars)...The structures he represents—once built by hand, now left to ruin—are rebuilt, by hand, with paint, and distressed to reflect their heritage. "From Freight + Volume press release for North Carolina-based painter DAMIAN STAMER's exhibition "Sundays."
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