Damian Clarke - Art and Music Interlaced
For the past four years, Damian Clarke has been successfully exhibiting his painted drawings alongside his music. The painted and ink drawings show responses to the many special places that he loves to explore.
Often these walks result in musical ideas or visual images that are then allowed to grow and change until they develop into a new visual or musical idea. A walk is a line and like a drawn line, it changes its character and the mood of the walker.
East Lambrook Manor August
Dorchester Tourist Office 26th June -9th July
Dorset Arts Week May 28 - June 3
Dinton Park, nr Reading October 12-31st
To be confirmed for 2015:
Queens Park Arts Centre June 23rd - July 12th
Damian is an admirer of Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy
and David Nash who work with the landscape, drawing our
eyes to natural beauty.
Damian likes to highlight small, often insignificant features
of the landscape and give them a new presence. He is also
fascinated by gradual change and often concentrates on
places where the edges become blurred, where natural
objects grow into each other. Is this how cultures work too?
His “Paths of Desire” series shows a new, synaesthesic approach
to colour, with a looser approach to composition.
Some new works also incorporate text around the edges.
Recently, Damian has been exhibiting some of his paintings
in the form of large Satin prints, relishing in the intensity of the
colour nd the lustre of the fabric. In some instances the original
painting has been exhibited alongside the new Satin print.
Most of these prints are 1 metre square and have a huge impact
on any space.