Canada Council for the Arts International Residency
Vancouver-based Damian Moppett is a self-described 'studio-based' artist, and was in residence at SPACE as part of the Canada Council for the Arts residency from October 2009 - March 2010.
Moppett's paintings picture his own developing studio work, whilst his sculptural practice is informed and in dialogue with the history of Modernist sculpture.
Working in London for the first time, Moppett had his eye on the city for the chance to see Anthony Caro's 'Early One Morning' (1962) in person at the Tate. He also counts Henry Moore and Walter Sickert as influences.
Whilst in residence Moppett produced a video documenting - in real time - a solitary musician writing, rehearsing and performing a pop song. Towards the end of his residency, Damian joined SPACE's Paul Pieroni in a discussion about his work.