‘Tilt‘ is an exhibition of new work by Dublin based artist Damien Flood. Having studied at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Damien has gone on to exhibit his award wining work across Europe and the United States.
Over a period of two years, the artist had researched and produced a new body of work, a mixture of paintings and ceramic works, which are now on display in the Brown and O’hUiginn Galleries of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).
The exhibition consists of a variety of abstract paintings which elevate natural imagery, such as foliage, into ethereal spaces akin to the Garden of Eden. The title of the exhibition speaks to the transition in these depictions, as spaces which examine both the internal and external, the micro and macro, and the individual and communal aspects of the newly imagined world.
In his ceramic work, Damien plays with abstracted and figurative notions of otherworldliness, which are presented through a series of vases and figures. The vases are painted in the style of his abstract works on canvas, utilising bright and ethereal colours with natural and floral motifs. On the other hand, his clay figures are monochromatic objects in the likeness of idols or totems, which carry historical and spiritual connotations.
‘Tilt’ is running from 10 May – 1 August at the Royal Hibernian Academy.