Have You Met…Damien Worth?


Wax faces. 2008

Wax faces. 2008

Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.

The artist I’d like to introduce you to is Damien Worth.

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Damien lives and works on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Damien’s current work uses allegory as a means to investigate contemporary social, ecological, and political dilemmas. Concerned with where, how, and why we live in certain locales, he is interested in the concepts surrounding our visual relationship with both natural and manufactured landscapes.

Through a multidisciplinary art practice that is focused in painting, he employs a variety of materials, processes, and experimental techniques to present scenarios of dislocation. Damien is interested in presenting visual situations that are usually transitional in form: aftermaths that are constantly arising and subsiding, always being renewed in the constellation of their parts. Locational objects are pulled apart and re-negotiated in space, ridding form of its sense of containment, separateness and isolation. Critical in nature, his work explores “the act of looking”, as well as the institutional structures that support “how we look” in visual arenas.

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