Lot 396 - Damien Cifelli - Citizen Q
Pencil on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
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.
Edinburgh University/Edinburgh College of Art. (MA) Architecture
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
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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