Drawing Machine
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Drawing Machine

Damien started working on his drawing machines


Damien started working on his drawing machines in 2014. The machines are built in an iterative process using mechanical components, electronics and programming code.

Over the past four years, the artist’s drawing machines have been added to the Victoria & Albert museum (London, UK) permanent collection, commissioned by Christian Dior Couture (Paris), used in a residency project with Samsung Electronics (Seoul), and have been exhibited at the Southbank Centre (London), Kinetica Art Fair and at the major Creative Machine exhibition at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The drawing machines are glorified plotters I create in an iterative process. The code is being developed according to the physical qualities of the machines. I work with it in a dialog, where I have learned to nurture the mark-making qualities of the machine to reveal its inherent and procedural aesthetics through the drawings they create.
In it’s current state, the drawing machine uses pens and markers to draw lines and points.
After successfully launching the project on Indiegogo in 2014, I have been developing code and machine further as well as participating to great shows and exhibitions.
The drawing machine can be seen at various fairs and exhibitions:
– Mar 2018: The Other Art Fair – Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, UK
– Dec 2017: The London Illustration Fair – OXO Bargehouse, London, UK
– Oct 2017: The Other Art Fair – Truman Brewery, London, UK
– May 2017: V&A Museum Digital Drop In – South Kensington, London, UK
– Jan 2017: Art Rooms 2017 – Melia White House, Regents Park, London, UK
– Oct 2016: Made In Clerkenwell – Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London, UK
– Apr 2016: Solo Exhibition – Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London, UK
– Jan 2016: Top Drawer – Craft section, Olympia, London, UK
– Dec 2015: Solo Exhibition, White Conduit Project – London, UK
– Summer 2015: Web We Want and Love festivals, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre – London, UK
– 12-14th Dec 2014: Maker Faire Sanford, Surrey, UK
– Nov 2014: Creative Machine Exhibition, Goldsmiths College – London, UK
– Oct 2014: Kinetica Art Fair, London, UK
– Sep 2014: MoOD Brussels – Brussels, Belgium

A calligraphy brush is used to draw a perfect symbol of MA in Zen buddhism.