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DAMIEN CIFELLI

'TAROGRAMMA'
Viewing Room

1 - 30 October 2022

 

ABOUT

To accompany his solo exhibition in our new permanent Gallery space in Margate, we are delighted to present an online viewing room of 'Tarogramma' by Damien Cifelli. 

The debut exhibition in our new Gallery is with London-based, Scottish artist Damien Cifelli with ‘Tarogramma’. Cifelli’s work explores the fictional realm of Tarogramma; a civilisation which in parts is comfortingly familiar yet wildly bizarre in their peculiarities.  The new body of paintings further Cifelli’s study of Tarogramma, its citizens and their daily lives, culture, religions, rituals and traditions. The canvases feature tight, flat realism combined with a daringly bold palette while referencing historical paintings, sculptures and museum artefacts. A master of light and shadow, Cifelli toys with the physicality of the surface. 

Scroll down to view the artworks featured in the exhibition, installation photos, and the artists biography. 

For all purchase enquires please get in touch.

 
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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'GLORY HUNTER'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS WITH EMBROIDERED PATCHES

40 X 50cm

 
 
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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'A GLASS OF AMOK'

2022

OIL ON CANVAS

50 X 60cm

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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'SHOWING'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS WITH GOLD-PLATED PINS
40 X 50cm

 
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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'THE FOOTHILLS'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS
60 X 80cm

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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'A MOMENT IN THE AMEN BREAK CAFE'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS
60 X 80cm

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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'LOCKER KEY'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS
50 X 60cm

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DAMIEN CIFELLI
'SUNSET AT THE HOLY MOUNTAIN BATHS & SPA'
2022
OIL ON CANVAS
120 X 150cm

PRESS RELEASE

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Liminal Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of their permanent new home at 34 Fort Hill, Margate. The creative inclusiveness of Margate is the perfect setting for Liminal to take root and to continue to support their artists, presenting a varied programme of solo and group exhibitions in this unique space in Thanet, Kent.

 

The debut exhibition in the new Gallery will be with London-based, Scottish artist Damien Cifelli with ‘Tarogramma’. Cifelli’s work explores the fictional realm of Tarogramma; a civilisation which in parts is comfortingly familiar yet wildly bizarre in their peculiarities.  The new body of paintings further Cifelli’s study of Tarogramma, its citizens and their daily lives, culture, religions, rituals and traditions. The canvases feature tight, flat realism combined with a daringly bold palette while referencing historical paintings, sculptures and museum artefacts. A master of light and shadow, Cifelli toys with the physicality of the surface. 

Tarogramma citizens are captured lounging as if in a Vice photoshoot; cool and aloof. Yet the precision of their recreation is akin to that of a scientist examining under a microscope. Every inch is considered and developed which only serves to remind us of the artist's intricate eye, which probes every minuscule morsel. The works take on life outside of the canvas as Cifelli creates physical memorabilia to accompany the paintings; sports scarfs, posters, items of clothing, masks and trophies. 

Cifelli approaches his work as a traveller, or archaeologist, piecing together recounts, relics and memorabilia to present an overall sense of the mythical world which could be an afterlife, an alien civilisation, a parallel world disrupted by the flutter of a butterfly's wing, a dream, or completely fictitious. 

 

All are welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of the new Gallery space and Damien Cifelli’s solo exhibition on Saturday 1st October

5-8pm, kindly sponsored by Old Dairy and Niche Cocktails.

For purchase details please get in touch with us info@liminal-gallery.com