DAMIAN WOODFORD

Damian's painting continues in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, utilizing primary and secondary colours and the arrangement of abstract forms to create a visible tension. Using decorating brushes and palette knives, he applies either oil or acrylic to build up layers of paint, creating different planes across the field of the canvas.

Damian likes to pull apart the components of visual form and reduce them to bare gestures: lines, arcs, circles and polygons become his abstract building blocks and he experiments with glazes and beeswax to introduce an element of texture. The seemingly deep layers of coloured shapes produce a push-pull tension and linear patterning contrasts with cell-like containers. The surface of the canvas becomes a transcript of my movements and feelings and the painting captures the creative moment in all its energy.