Zach Cramer

Region: Midwest


City / State: Saint Croix Falls, WI

 My recent paintings assign attention to ordinary arrangements of paper notes, tape, and drawings that are often unconsidered formal compositions. The succinct images examine formed boundaries, constricted planes, intersections, and intuitive locating of objects within the picture plane. Measuring and arranging each element toward a broader context that is at once ordered and balanced, and expressive of the materials they are intended to mimic.

A combination of text, tape, and self-referential imagery populate each work. The paintings illuminate the aesthetic considerations necessary to create works of art while questioning the prospects of being an artist. These paintings suggest why one might choose to paint but do not offer a concrete verdict.