Lot 395 - Damien Cifelli - Citizen A
Lot 395 - Damien Cifelli - Citizen A
Lot 395 - Damien Cifelli - Citizen A

Lot 395 - Damien Cifelli - Citizen A

Pencil on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Damien Cifelli is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist from Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. 

 

Education 

 

Edinburgh University/Edinburgh College of Art. (MA) Architecture 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
 
2022 - ‘Hidden Door 2022’ Old Royal High, Edinburgh (Upcoming) 
2022 - ‘Tarogramma’ Hackney Downs Studios, London (Upcoming) 
2022 - ‘Damien Cifelli x Wolf and Badger’ Wolf And Badger, Netil House, London 
2019 - ‘Tarogramma Archive’ Edinburgh Art Festival. Dundas St Gallery, Edinburgh 
2019 - ‘Tarogramma Archive’ Edinburgh Art Festival. Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh 
 
AWARDS 
 
Saatchi Art ‘Rising Star’ 2022 
Dazed x Gap New Generation 2020 
Foundwork Artist Prize, Final Selection 
Fashion Illustration Drawing Awards (FIDA) finalist 
 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

Two small portraits of citizens of Tarogramma, believed to be siblings. The dominant colours of orange and green are representative of 'The Hand' a secretive and elite social class within Tarogramma. Little is known about their activities, but it is clear that they possess a significant amount of power. 

 

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