drawings & CANVAS
damjump : I am a contemporary artist and designer, born in France. Passionate about drawing, I build my pieces of art on interwoven black lines.
My work talks about the way i see and feel our society, our world, about my questions on this kind of life, about future of humans and about climate change.
damjump's vibration is the present, and this present is full of the shades of humans history, myths and rumors. In front of the white sheet or canvas, it is the thickest lines that come to him first. They push the other ones as they are constructed in an interlacing scheme which announces the beings or the shapes which will populate his fabrics and drawings. damjump does not premeditate. He drafts as in 'automatic writing'. It is the story of his life that is emerging, and that of past centuries. Then he observes, feels, waits, and lets the drawn canvas "speaks" to him. then he fills it with small touches, with successive lines and colors. This finally ends up with something that is always surprising. This process can last a few minutes, several days, several weeks.
Between the words and the drawing
damjump doesn't know where all this is stored, or how it comes, it's there, on paper. Spill of an imaginary built over 30 years, a snapshot that filters the sensations of the current world? He doesn't know, and doesn't want to know. And then, at one point, the name of the painting comes, in French, English, German or Spanish, even in Italian. It is at this moment that everything takes a meaning, that the kilometers of lines traveled say why they brought him to this composition, why the meanders of his thoughts brought the elements of the painting. He loves this magical resonance between words and lines. It's just like an exploding soap bubble when he finds the name which belongs to the drawing. It flies, explodes and comes to scatter on the canvas to give it its meaning.