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"The point of my paintings is to provoke as much thought as possible. I try hard not to overly point a viewer in any one specific direction. I don't believe this is my job as an artist. I would much rather present several ideas or options or paths for any viewer to take throughout any given piece. Therefore, I purposely leave a certain amount of ambiguity in the work. At its best, viewers will be able to make connections between the characters I paint and their own lives.

"My paintings reflect our society, our nation, and our most intimate relationships."

Is there room for improvement or growth in our lives?"

"...one of the major problems in the world today is that you have groups of people who truly believe that they are more evolved than other groups of people...

"The people who think they are more evolved usually judge, stereotype or conquer the latter"


- Damon Tommolino