The Artist – Demian Gibbins
Heres an idea, instead of telling you something about my work, shall we allow my work to tell you something about me? I understand the desire for explanation, but I always find my explanations of my own work underwhelming. Ask me anything you want to know, I’m happy to expound. But be specific. I hate generalising about my own work, it just seems so disingenuous.
“Demian’s paintings capture our urban environment in a way that is natural and beautiful. It’s a sublime perspective; a transcendent beauty in what can sometimes feel like a cold and repetitive environment.” – Nico
“What you don’t experience when seeing these works in a photograph online is the three dimensionality of the paint. I have become obsessed with the texture of paint and the implied movement and motion that textured mark making gives the work. I often judge the work as finished only when it feels a certain way under my hands. In my last exhibition, I invited attendees to touch the works, because to me the texture is such an important element of the finished painting.” – Demian
“When I paint people I’m fascinated by how quickly the right highlight or shadow can describe a personality. The light I especially love. The way it illuminates, adds depth, clarifies and exposes. Light dances on everything it touches, it brings a painting to life.
When I capture light in my portraits it brings me a sense of balance and connectedness – in light I find my resolution.” – Demian