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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    
    Puncture 2018 
Oil on Panel
12 x 12 inches    
           
Sober 2018 
Oil on Panel
20 x 16 inches  
   
Birdcage 2016 
Oil on Panel
20 x 16 inches    
           

Backup 2012 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches
   
Witness 2008 
Oil on Panel
18 x 24 inches
           
Balance 2018 
Oil on Panel
24 x 18 inches  
   
Queenie 2012 
Oil on Linen
30 x 26 inches    
           
Badge 2017 
Oil on Panel
6 x 12 inches  
    Empathy 2016 
Oil on Panel
6 x 12 inches  
           
Nest IV 2017 
Oil on Panel
5 x 7 inches    
   
Nest IV 2018 
Oil on Panel
5 x 7 inches    
     
         

Lego Series


   

  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  
         
     Racer 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches    
    Responder 2017 
Oil on Panel
3 x 5 inches