Damien Pounds


My practice consists largely of a highly visual aesthetic approach, which includes subjects and themes surrounding cultural and social issues such as taste, value and the importance of visual language.   

 A key aspect of my practice is in connection to the problematic situation of the terms“high” and “low” in contemporary art. I attempt to distinguish the differences and potential criteria which can ultimately result in my art work being referred to or considered as “low” or “high” art.

Ultimately I aim to create work which embodies the knowledge of these terms but as a result knowingly contradicts them, the desired effect of the outcomes being that they feed into the stereotypical associations in order to create the illusion of “high art” posing as “low art”.This is aimed to leave the question of what can this work be classed as?

My studio work tends to be two dimensional mixed media paintings, which include materials such as spray paint, acrylic paint,and a wide selection of inks. My techniques draw heavily on the development of processes including the use of multiple layer hand cut stencils and aesthetic composition between my chosen materials.

damian.jpg 4 years ago
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