Damien March Solo Exhibition
Opening night - Friday 18th of January
6 - 9 pm
Urbane is a new selection of works by international artist Damien March at m2 gallery. His work has become highly sought after and features in collections both in Australia and Internationally.
Following his highly successful showing at Substrate in Hollywood, mixed media artist Damien March is on show at m2 Gallery from January 16 - 29.
Urbane makes reference to both the sophisticated and cultured nature of contemporary society. The essence of the exhibition is that in our immediate age, it is great to stop and reflect the environment around us. March has found that technological society can see that the world can go apathetically past, he aims to depict uniqueness. Urbane captures the great cities of the world and aims to give prominence through a traditional expression.
Urbane displays his skill in the usage of a vast array of materials ranging from inks, acrylics, varnishes, thickeners, sand pumice and resin. A lifetime of working with such diverse media has elevated the paint surface with a sophisticated aesthetic. A push and pull effect is created between layers, rough thick gestural strokes contrasting against refined glistening resin. Vigorous Neo Expressionistic palette knife movements further accentuates the visual experience.
Urbane showcases a truly alternative depiction of the constructed world. Scale is heightened, perspective distorted and energetic line work all create a sense of depth. One is absorbed within composition with each canvas offering a unique visual and cultural experience.