Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Damaris Pan

Represented by Galeria Fermay

Born in 1983 in Mallabia, Spain

With an agile and versatile painting, Basque artist Damaris Pan focuses her attention on the plastic possibilities that the medium can offer as well as she questions notions that relate to the idea of representation. It is precisely the lack of narrative exigency, and a not so rigorous distinction between figuration and abstraction, what makes her paintings enter the realm of the paradoxical. In its place, it is the formal qualities of the artworks such as colour and form what assume all the weight to conform the pictorial plane and underlines the autonomy of the medium. From this intentionality emerges a surprisingly productive body of work that allows the artist to continue her investigation around the possibilities that painting might offer. Next June 2023 Damaris Pan will present Male Male, a solo exhibition at galería Fermay, Palma.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Un martillo en la cabeza’ at Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona, 2022), ‘Veri Pery’ at Halfhouse (Barcelona, 2022), ‘Cuernos a la Vista’ at BilbaoArte (2020), ’Qué Morena estás’ at Sala Rekalde (Bilbao, 2018), the duo ‘Sugaar’ with Fiona Mackay at Cibrián gallery (Donostia, 2021), the group show ‘Turno de réplica’ at the Patio Herreriano Museum curated by Javier Hontoria (Valladolid, 2021) and ‘Bi Dos Two’ at Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao, 2018). This May she will take Nautilus residency in Lanzarote and previous ones were Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China (2019), Art OMI in New York (2018) and Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin (2005). Her work is part of international private and public art collections such as Artium Museoa, Fundación La Caixa, la Fundación BilbaoArte, la Colección Modus Vivendi, E-Innova Lab Art Collection, Francis J. Greenburger, Time Equities, Inc., o The Art OMI Collection.