This online studio visit took place live for Friends of the RHA on Zoom, on Thursday 18 February 2021.
Take a visit into the studio of Damien Flood ahead of his solo show, Tilt, opening to the public this May, date to be confirmed dependent on current Government restrictions.
Damien Flood b. 1979, is an Irish artist based in Dublin. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy, and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language.
Recent solo shows include Shape of Things, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, LA, 2019, and The Figure in the Carpet, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, 2018, and group shows include DF/HW, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne, 2018, Known Unknowns, Limerick City Gallery, and Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together? Diane Rosenstein Gallery, LA (both 2017).
Flood was selected for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008 and 2010. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary administered by the Royal Hibernian Academy and in 2015 was awarded the DLR Lexicon 2016 Commission. In 2017 Flood was awarded the Eigse Hotron Award.
Publications include: The Figure in the Carpet, 2018, Theory of Two Centres, 2017, Afterworlds, 2013, Spectral Gallery, 2011, Selected Works, 2010.
He has been a tutor at Belfast College of Art, Limerick College of Art, Wexford College of Art, Sligo College of Art, Burren College of Art and has been a Visiting Lecturer at the National College of Art, Dublin and currently teaches at the RHA School and Bray Institute of Further Education.
Damien Flood is represented by Green On Red Gallery, Ireland and Stephane Simoens, Belgium.
Image: Damien Flood, Nocturn Flowers, 2020, Oil on canvas, 76 x 66 cm, Image courtesy of the artist