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Nathanael Lamp

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I paint images that conjure up a personal sense of familiarity in an effort to connect myself to a former life. In my research, I explore found references from the internet or other publications as well as snapshots from movies, film stills; anything that might jog a memory or stir some nostalgic emotion. I then try to incorporate the references into an interesting compostion. For me the goal is to create something honest, without being too literal or cliche.

I am interested in the idea of the archetype and how they relate to identity.

Colour also plays a large part in my artistic process. I feel like the subjective nature of colour can be very powerful element not only in expression but in the reccolection of past experiences.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me an artist strives to connect to their emotions by using specific sets of tools, materials and techniques as well as their own intutition to communicate their concept or emotion to an audience. An artist is an explorer of the concious and subconcious.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I'm a painter and my pictures are directly related to my life experience, typically from my past. Memories, whether whole or mere fragments, are traversed in my mind and worked-out in the studio. I work mostly in oil and acrylic on a variety of surfaces; canvas, panels and paper.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My practice includes painting at home and in a studio space.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Columbus, Ohio, USA - 2001.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2018 - St. Werburghs Community Centre - Bristol
2019 - The Social Cafe - Bristol
2019 - Royal West Academy - Annual Open Exhibition - Bristol
2021 - Weavers Gallery - Ledbury
2021 - No. 8 Arts Centre - Pershore
2021 - Hereforshire Art Week - Canon Frome Court
2021 - Craft Gallery/Old Mayor's Parlour - Hereford
2022 - Ludlow Assembly Rooms - Ludlow

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I sell my work independently via Instagram.com/nate_lamp and my website nathanaellamp.com

Currently interested in gallery representation.

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