Gregory Kammerer Painting

Artist's Statement

Believing that less is always more, that what isn’t shown can be more compelling and mysterious than what is; continually striving to distill a thought or image into greater simplicity, to follow E.B. White’s dictum that "a drawing should have no unnecessary lines."

Surface and texture: experimenting on the cracked surfaces of old panels, celebrating the way layers of paint yield patterns of their own, and underpainted reds and yellows radiate up through the successive layers of paint.

Conceding when a composition wants to go in a completely different direction.

Wandering into unfamiliar territories and breaking new ground. Experimentation, playfulness, and sometimes confusion.

This is what keeps me lying awake at night.