Damien Cifelli Exhbition: TAROGRAMMA
We are excited to announce the upcoming exhibition by contemporary artist Damien Cifelli at Hackney Downs Studios from 12th May - 1st June.
The Private View is open to residents, locals, friends and family on 12th May from 6-9pm. Expect a mix of old and unseen works, with music and drinks from All Good Beer.
Damien Cifelli is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist from Edinburgh. His work explores a fictitious land of his creation named Tarogramma; a hidden world that explorers have long been searching for in vain.
His work is focused around the idea of fictional anthropology and storytelling. Referencing the scale and compositions of history paintings and historical sculpture, he builds a detailed culture; with its own aesthetic, way of living, and understanding of the world, that is at once alien and eerily similar to our own.
"The exhibition will be selected works from the past couple of years, mostly created during one of the many lockdowns. Each work is connected to the larger story of Tarogramma (which you can read on my website tarogramma.com). It's a thread that runs through all the work.
Though all the artwork is created by me, the project puts forth the idea that everything was either recovered from expeditions or created from recollections of those that have visited Tarogramma. Once you’re finished looking at the art, there will also be drinks and music."
29th April, 2022