60cm x 90cm acrylic, ink and aquarelle pencil on wood
Dameon’s works are often considered as well-crafted, realistic examinations of the modern condition within a historical context. The work subtly engages viewers to contemplate the continuity between past and present, embedded in the human narratives he weaves through his art. The melancholic and often underlying tragic images in Dameon's work, are not faded photographs of times past in an album, but are still vivid connections to times which seem familiar and recent, because of the relevance of things unchanged.
Dameon considers the human condition and contemplates the experiences of alienation, despair and abuse of power inherent in modernity. He traces historically recurring patterns of political thought and behaviour in the west since antiquity. Fore fronting a new renaissance in painting through his contemplation of historic recurrence; the repetition of similar events in history, which have been written about in various forms and described in the 19th century by Friedrich Nietzsche. If there are lessons to impart, they are found in such recurring patterns.
His interest and focus is in the timeless truths about human nature; those things which lie within its relationship to the reality of the poor and forgotten. Dameon's paintings are a visual depiction of what can lie beneath the surface; at times in a seemingly innocent image. Dameon captures his subject's quiet desperation and melancholy with full emotional tension, portrayed against everyday back-drops where the drama unfolds.
Dameon lives and works in Rochester, UK.