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Christopher Clamp

A native of Leesville, South Carolina, Christopher Clamp received his BFA with a concentration in painting from Winthrop University in 2001. Chris was recently honored with a solo exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, PA. He has also been included in the prestigious biennial Re-Presenting Representation at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, New York, as well as the South Carolina Triennial at the South Carolina State Museum.

Clamp's deeply personal images are influenced by simple yet poignant childhood memories. The commonplace toys and objects featured in his paintings are artifacts gathered in the process of recollecting childhood experiences, particularly the hours spent with his beloved grandfather, amidst his grandfather's collected "treasures" and tools. The objects are meaningful to the artist and to his execution of both content and surface texture. The viewer is invited to bring his or her own personal history to the narrative that unfolds within each painting. 
 

 

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 Paintings

         
  Aegis 2017 
Oil on Panel
36 x 30 inches  
 
Birdcage 2016 
Oil on Panel
20 x 16 inches    
           
  Chief 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches  
 
Cop 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches    
           

 
EMT 2017
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches 
 

Nurse 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches

           

 
Backup 2012 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches
 
Witness 2008 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches
           
  Badge 2017 
Oil on Panel
6 x 12 inches  
  Empathy 2016 
Oil on Panel
6 x 12 inches  
           
  Queenie 2012
Oil on Linen
30 x 26 inches
  Pastime 2012 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches 
           
  Racer 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches    
 
Responder 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches    
           
  Pride 2016 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches  
  Security 2016 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches    
           
 
 
         

 Watercolors

         
     
Re-Collection 2010
Watercolor on Paper
7 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches