Thinkspace is honored to welcome New York City based artist Damon Soule to our gallery this coming February for his first ever solo show in Los Angeles. In ‘Modus Alone’ Soule presents an impressive collection of new work that is sure to challenge and excite all who view it.
“Materializing space into a simple geometry, Damon Soule works in the fissure between pop surrealism, neo cubism and fractalism. Using geometrical elements he creates the illusion of the third dimension, and his shapes are allowed to slide, flip, and rotate, all meeting at the same corners. He uses proportions, patterns, and geometry, proving proficiency in spatial understanding and advanced mathematics.
A number of painterly elements are scattered over his paintings, creating this illusion of spontaneous space, cosmic debris, the borderlands of astral travels. His version of the universe is diagrammed by hard outlines of form, everything spiraling in from the borderlands, and with maximum intensity.
He paints with a great verve in expressive power of his planar components, precise honeycombs of color, constructing this universe with mutually stimulating colors, highly saturated, and wonderfully vivid. Even Soule's discordant, high-keyed oranges and teals and pinks and neons and yellows are chromatically magnificent in his nervous (yet meticulous, obsessively compulsive) contour and color and shape.” – ArtSlant.com
Damon Soule artist bio
As a child, Damon Soule (b. 1974) became so engrossed in his drawing that it became a distraction; at age 16 he dropped out of school opting for the immediacy of GED. At 19, with $300, a packed bag of clothes, and small box of art supplies, Damon moved to San Francisco, CA and enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Program at the San Francisco Art Institute.
In 1996 Soule became the Art Director and Co-founder of FIT skateboards and Civilian Clothing. After art directing the brands for a number of years, he sold his portion of the business to pursue art full-time.
Soule’s paintings and drawings have been featured in group and solo exhibitions in such established galleries as Joshua Liner Gallery (NY), 111 Minna Gallery (SF), White Walls (SF), Dorothy Circus Gallery (Rome), Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), and BLVD. Gallery (Seattle).
Recent shows include ‘New Works’ alongside Oliver Vernon at BLVD Gallery, Seattle (2007); ‘Green Art’ group exhibition at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica (2007); ‘Stories From the Wonderland’ group show at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy (2008); ‘Amused Loon’ solo show at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York City (2008); and ‘Same Loud No’ solo show at Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco (2009).