Being a Graphic Designer by profession one would think that I would respond to text based art, but in reality I rarely ever do. Most of it seems either dated, literal, annoyingly ironic and often plain old tacky. David Kramer's art however is one of the exceptions. When I first saw his stuff I kinda dismissed it as bad hipster art, I mean c'mon - crude drawing works on paper, referencing vintage, ironic text.....blah..blah...blah... However, upon further inspection I found that there is something so honest, artful and relevant in his telling of the 'American Dream' that I had to admit I truly enjoyed engaging with it. So my gut tells me this guy's the real deal! I felt lucky that I chanced upon his work in a group show at Katherine Mulherin Gallery Tropic of Capricorn show in Toronto this past weekend. You check it out and decide.
image via David Kramer's Toothless alcoholic blog
image via C Wow