David Klamen (American, b.1961) is a contemporary painter whose work grows in conjunction with his interest in philosophy and scholarship, centralized around the questions,"How do I know what I know?" and "How do I know myself?" Klamen paints figuratively and abstractly, sometimes combining the two …

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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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
David Klamen: LandscapesMark Moore Fine Art
2019
David Klamen: Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting)Mark Moore Fine Art
2017
David Klamen: Multifarious PaintingsMark Moore Fine Art
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Untitled (Tiepolo), 2009

Oil on paper
26 × 18 in
66 × 45.7 cm
US$16,600
Location
Los Angeles, Orange
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David Klamen (American, b.1961) is a contemporary painter whose work grows in conjunction with his …

Medium

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.

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