Artist Statement

Damian Dillon



Damian Dillon's 'Airport ' series concerns itself with themes of difference, isolation, uniqueness and paranoia.

All the works are characterized by a 'destructive' attitude towards the medium of photography. Some images are abstracted by means of drawing into and onto the structure of the photograph (both digitally and analogically.) Camera and digital manipulation combine to obscure and pull apart an image - allowing the drawing or collage to reconstruct or replace detail.

The emphasis on process in the taking of the photographs not only draws attention to or away from aspects of the image but also make the viewer look deeply at how and why the image is made.



Artereal Gallery