David Klamen, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Mark Moore Fine Art

About David Klamen

Contemporary painter David Klamen superimposes geometric lines over realist landscapes, combining abstract and figurative approaches in works that pose epistemological questions about art, humans’ self-understanding, and the systems that guide their experience of the world. Klamen is deeply interested in literature, theology, and philosophy, and his practice is based on investigative strategies reflecting those concerns. Given this intellectual approach, Klamen does not tether himself to one way of working. Instead he adopts various styles based on their compatibility with his inquiries: he paints photorealistic interiors and exteriors influenced by contemporary design, romantic landscapes filtered through the rigorous geometry of Minimalism, striped abstract lines that recall Op Art, and more.

American, b. 1961

Group Shows

Los Angeles,
MMFA Inventory
Saint Louis,

Fair History on Artsy

Richard Gray Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO 2017
Richard Gray Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015