David Kramer, ‘Counter Culture’, 2016, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Ink and acrylic on paper, Galerie Laurent Godin
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David Kramer

Counter Culture, 2016

Ink and acrylic on paper
25 1/2 × 19 4/5 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 1
.
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David Kramer
American, b. 1963
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A child of the 1970s, David Kramer pulls from that formative decade, re-crafting its lifestyle advertisements and distinctive interior design into paintings, drawings, and installations both nostalgic and ironic. His compositions resemble the advertisements that, as he claims (with the tongue-in-cheek humor that shapes his output), modeled his future: “I felt certain that my future would look a lot like what I was looking at in those ads. […] I am still hoping to grow up and get my hands on those things.” Text is central to Kramer’s work. He overlays what he calls “one-liners” onto his images, revealing the falsity of the idealized vision they present and the disillusionment of adulthood. In Plan (2011), the phrase, “In case of emergency…plan B and C,” frames a still life of whiskey and cigarettes, motifs that appear in many of his works.

David Kramer, ‘Counter Culture’, 2016, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Ink and acrylic on paper, Galerie Laurent Godin
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David Kramer
American, b. 1963
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A child of the 1970s, David Kramer pulls from that formative decade, re-crafting its lifestyle advertisements and distinctive interior design into paintings, drawings, and installations both nostalgic and ironic. His compositions resemble the advertisements that, as he claims (with the tongue-in-cheek humor that shapes his output), modeled his future: “I felt certain that my future would look a lot like what I was looking at in those ads. […] I am still hoping to grow up and get my hands on those things.” Text is central to Kramer’s work. He overlays what he calls “one-liners” onto his images, revealing the falsity of the idealized vision they present and the disillusionment of adulthood. In Plan (2011), the phrase, “In case of emergency…plan B and C,” frames a still life of whiskey and cigarettes, motifs that appear in many of his works.

David Kramer

Counter Culture, 2016

Ink and acrylic on paper
25 1/2 × 19 4/5 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 1
.