Oakland-based painter Dan Hampe known for his visceral, dreamlike imagery. His work brings motion to stagnant space, at times seeming to leap off the canvas with both elegance and violence blended in measure. He brings images in and out of focus in a collage-like manner. These images appear blurred and sometimes deteriorated, suggesting lost and taken opportunities in his process.
Through the use of obscure samples and organic shapes the paintings walk a fragmented line between figurative abstraction and suggested landscapes. The spontaneity in application and technique compliments our everyday experience of random and ambiguous thoughts.
His most recent works are aimed at invoking a feeling which is different for everyone. Dan wants the audience to look at his work from various perspectives to provoke different thoughts and feelings.