DAMIAN MASSEY - MODERN ART

Focusing on product overconsumption, the impact of consumerism and our consumer beliefs to buy momentary items, I explore how the increase of overconsumption has increased climate breakdown and increased land pollution, alongside how this causes damage to our ecosystem by incorporating sculptural works back into the environment for a brief moment in time.

 

Overconsumption depletes the planet's life support systems like the ones that provide us with fresh water and clean air, leaving us short of materials critical to our quality of life. Other contributing factors such as the excessive growth of the worlds population and the increase in consumer demand for high tech products has increased the inappropriate disposal of non-biodegradable materials such as Glass, appliances, plastics, metal, synthetic fibres, ceramics, cans, artificial rubber and Styrofoam. These materials are then left frozen in time due to their non-biodegradable properties, causing damage to our ecosystems and natural life. As a keen explorer, I focus on the excavation of these non-biodegradable materials  to make sculptural forms that replicate and reimagine insect like figure’s to inset alarm within their designated surroundings due to their uncanny formation. Placed in popular tourist destinations, the aspiration is to direct the viewers peripheral vision to these monumental figures when they are exploring the outdoors, questioning their place as sculptures outside the conventual gallery, together with their ability to direct the viewers own thoughts surrounding their contribution towards reducing their own waste to landfill and surrounding habitats. 

Education 

Post graduate Certificate in Fine Art

Hereford College of Arts September 2018

 

BA (HONS) Fine art
Staffordshire university 2016


BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
Art and design
Stoke-on-Trent College, Burslum Campus 2012


BTEC First Diploma Level2
Art & design and Art design and media
Stoke-on-Trent College, Burslum Campus 2010


ABC Award Level 1 Art Design and creative media studies 2010

Exhibitions 

Solo

September 2020

           Passage (Private exhibition) – Installation, 200 plastic filled rubble sacks,                      Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

October 2017

            Hereford Arts Festival, Public Art Display

July 2017

            GRASSLANDS, Selly Oak, Birmingham

July 2017

            Temple Street Studios, Wolverhampton

February 2017

            In The Window Exhibition, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

October 2016

            The Art House, Wakefield, East Yorkshire

Group

October 2015

New Catalogue, Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery. Title: Various(Sculptures)

May 2015

Smorgasbord, An accumulation of difference Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery. Title: Disgorge (Sculpture)

May 2014

Inhale Exhale Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery Title: Concealed(Sculpture)

May 2013

Dispatches Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery, Title: Untitled (Sculpture)

November-2014

Damian Massey, Nadia Dunn, Staffordshire University, Cadman Stoke-On-Trent. Title: Rising (Instillation)

October-2014

Damian Massey, Sarah Gorman. Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent. Title: Eternity, (Video)

November- 2014

Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent. Title: Outline, (Sculpture)

November 2013

Staffordshire University, Cadman Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent Title: Veiled, (Sculpture)

June 2013

Stoke-on-Trent College, Burslum campus, Stoke-on-Trent Title: Identity, (Mixed Media)

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April 2015

Art students showcase work at exhibition news.cision.com

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