Greg Klamt: Possible Moments in Improbable Worlds
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I integrate a variety of traditional art media with digital painting techniques to create visual stories that I call Possible Moments in Improbable Worlds. I am inspired by a reverence for nature, a fascination with texture, and a great appreciation of the absurd.
Evolving from a background in traditional media, I began working in digital in 1982. I incorporate drawing, photography, painting, etching, natural textures, and other techniques and resources to inspire and enhance my vision. I sometimes refer to my style as Techno-Organic PhotoSurrealism - a melding of the traditional and organic with computer technology to explore the edges of imagination.
In both my visual art and music I usually create starting from a feeling rather than from a clear picture. Working from intuition and through experimentation, I first build a space or texture and then gradually discover a story there in the midst of that space during the creative process.
I incorporate photos, and cultural influences from my travels in Europe, Micronesia, China, and elsewhere into my work. I also love nature and am fascinated with texture, both natural and man-made. I photograph rocks, sand, plants, walls--anything that might feed my creativity, my perception of natural form and color, and expand my library of image resources.
My goal is always to bring an organic, natural and integrated feel to my work. As with any tool or medium, digital technology has certain inherent characteristics that it brings to the creative process. Some of these looks I love--others seem very artificial and overused. One of the challenges I enjoy most is moving beyond the feel of the technology and instilling my individual style and perspective into my creations.
More of my art can be seen at www.gregklamt.com