Name

Cory Kram

About

(artist statement)--
My art attempts to unravel the complexities of the mind. Through painting, I explore my layered consciousness and fluid dreams, all against a backdrop of elemental uncertainty. Painting allows me to visually map various aspects of self that linger within. In the studio, I am an explorer, and I plunge into the depths of my mind to extract pieces that I can then transport onto tangible surfaces.
I use vivid colors and sand-roughened textures to convey agitation and the wonder that can accompany self-realization. I incorporate re-purposed materials such as Styrofoam, bubble wrap, cardboard, and cotton balls into my paintings, for a three-dimensional effect. My use of geometric shapes is an attempt to create order and grasp at the elusive and ineffable qualities of the mind.
(interests)--
abandoned buildings, art therapy, books, cats, cities, colors, dreams, ephemera, experimental film/music, fiberglass, fjords, found objects, insects, neon, New Jersey, noise, Norway, outsider art/music, Oslo, phobias, pop art, scopitones, seltzer water, shapes, supermarkets, synthesizers, roadside attractions, thrift stores, train rides, vintage advertisements

Specialties

  • adobe photoshop
  • collage
  • darkroom/digital photography
  • drawing
  • mixed media
  • painting
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • sewing
  • woodworking