First Past the Post, £2,450
from the forthcoming 'The Real Peaky Blinders' collection
70cm x 100cm, acrylic, oil pencil and ink on French linen canvas
Forthcoming Art Fair:
'The Real Peaky Blinders' at The Other Art Fair
30 March - 2 April 2017, Victoria House, Southhampton Row, London WC1A 2QP
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.
Each collection tells a story from a period in time and reflects upon its relativity today. As Walter Benjamin writes ‘storytelling is always the art of repeating stories’. Dameon choses moments in history and creates a thread that ties his works together, retelling captivating stories that trace a path through time.
Dameon considers the human condition and contemplates the experiences of alienation, despair and abuse of power inherent in modernity. He traces recurring patterns of behaviour in the west since antiquity. Fore fronting a new renaissance in painting through his contemplation of historic recurrence; 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 and those that exploit. 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 lives with full emotional tension, portrayed against everyday back-drops where the drama unfolds.
Dameon lives and works in Rochester, UK.