IMAGE TRANSFER PAINTING
Stumpf utilizes a gel medium photographic transfer process to create these intriguing mixed-media paintings. She often uses thin layers of acrylic and reactive iron paint, sometimes scratching and scraping, changing the surfaces to reference the decay of time and being left to the elements. The artist uses her photographs of landscapes, manufactured structures in nature, monolithic rock formations, and abstract sculpture. This work seems steeped in something profound, like the poetics at play have an inherently older, more ancient resonance. The only figurative transfer works that Stumpf has created are from black and white vintage photographs of women found at a second-hand store, which feel dream-like and haunting.
View a selection of Stumpf’s image transfer paintings below.