For his new exhibition, Epic Memories, four large scale paintings showcase David Kramer's characteristically deft, expressive and richly colored painting. Combined with his signature incisive and witty text, Kramer's work evokes an elusive American dream with both irony and yearning. Recalling the gloss and romance of 1970's print advertising culture from his youth, Kramer speaks directly to the viewer in some of his most personal work to date, satirizing his own unrequited and boundless desire for things that offer only temporary fulfillment and diversion.
David Kramer was born in NYC where he currently lives and works. Despite his firm East Coast roots, Kramer's head is constantly looking west toward the setting sun and palm trees of Hollywood and LA. He is the 2012 EESI Award Winner and a 2011 LES Printshop Special
Editions Fellow. Since 2009 he has been a contributor to the NYTimes.com Opiniator Section. Recent shows include "Hangover, Too," Mulherin and Pollard (NYC 2011), "This Is What Its Like," Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris 2012) , and "Next Year in Los Angeles," Torch Gallery (Amsterdam 2012). His drawings are in the collection of the Muse du Pompidou, French National Museum of Contemporary Art.