Damien Meade, born in Ireland, is known for his paintings which are the culmination of a layered studio-based process. He makes forms from clay and other materials and uses them as props for his paintings. The final works are often paintings of photographs of sculptures of drawings. His work shifts between the genres of still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction. An interest in the animate and inanimate runs throughout his work, as does a curiosity with the uneasy relationship between objects and desire.
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery