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Damian Loeb

Damian Loeb
Born (1970-05-09) May 9, 1970 (age 46)
New Haven, Connecticut
Nationality American
Education Self Taught
Known for Painting


I always thought being an artist was a lazy job. I was wrong.
When we as a society lose the ability to comment on what we see and to have an opinion on what we are exposed to, then we have all lost what makes us unique on this planet.
Damian Loeb
The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop which actively shapes the content we are fed.
Damian Loeb
I can't work without music.
'Star Wars' came out when I was seven. It was so different from anything else, like peeking into the land of Oz. All you wanted to do was see it again and go back and see more of it. That feeling is not easy to reproduce.
Damian Loeb
I'm interested in visual vocabulary, like Warhol was interested in that vocabulary of advertisements and television and pop culture.
Damian Loeb
I have to assume that everybody interprets a piece of art they're exposed to as if it's already perfect in its wholeness, without knowing any backstory.
Damian Loeb
Photorealism's goal is to reproduce a photograph. The best photorealism can't beat a printer, and I have a really nice printer.
Damian Loeb
I don't think I talk to anybody the same way I talk to Moby.
Our memories are convenient lies we create, cribbing images from others' experiences. We discard the personal specifics which don't conform to the ideal conventional beauty created by art directors and cinematographers.
Damian Loeb
I found that if I don't paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it's because I haven't painted.
Damian Loeb
I had no interest in high school besides art.
If it weren't for how esoteric the art world likes to be, I would love actually to play the music in the shows, painting the music that influences me most.
Damian Loeb
Artists talk in 'art speak.'
The vocabulary I use has to reflect the people I'm trying to communicate with.
Damian Loeb
I take a lot of pictures.
I read that prior to the advent of color TV, most people dreamed in black and white.
Damian Loeb
I have always been interested in having people fall into the image and be aware of their reaction first, and then think about the style.
Damian Loeb
When I'm not painting, I'm Oujia-boarding with my photos. I'll sort through my pictures, put them in different folders, and come back months later to one in particular and try to figure out why I took it.
Damian Loeb
You just can't control your art in the future.
Ironically, my paintings don't photograph well.
I always thought being an artist was a lazy job. I was wrong.