Oliver Stamp lives and works in Augsburg, Bavaria. He has engaged intensely with digital image processing and design programmes for more than ten years. The self-taught artist, born in 1993, celebrated his exhibition debut in Zurich in 2020. Further exhibition formats followed with first-time sales. His goal, to take up a leading position in the current global art scene with his unique and striking abstract portraits, got him to art capitals like Venice, Paris and New York City already.
Oliver Stamp’s works genesis mostly happens digitally. He creates completely new faces by means of artificial intelligence, then estranges and manipulates them with his forgery-proof algorithm in a set and secret sequence. In this way, Oliver superimposes layers of information in the same way glazes are applied in classical portrait painting. Only in this case, it is the orchestration of software programmes with which Oliver produces the highly complex image.
What sets Stamp apart from other contemporary artists is his innovative approach to creating unique, physical versions of his digital art. He invented the "Digital to Unique-Analogue Process" (DUAP). Stamp is able to turn his digital art into physical, analogue forms that cannot be replicated. After the transfer from the digital to the analogue panel painting, the original image file and all associated layers are deleted and irretrievably destroyed. The reproduction becomes a unique original. Because of the complexity of the many layers in the image, creating a high-resolution copy is practically impossible. To finally prove its authenticity and uniqueness, the analogue artwork is signed by the artist. As the first artist to use this technique, he is proud to offer this innovative solution to the art world.
The artist offers neither setting nor clarification. Rather he invites the viewer to look inwards, endure the consequent emotions, and find what we have always been searching for. For him, art means evolving: “I desire to grow with and because of art.”