Matt Dampney

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Matt  Dampney Boyd _ Bus_ 1952
Boyd & Bus, 1952
Acrylic on panel
120 x 90 cm

3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 120, Works per page


Matt  Dampney

Matt Dampney

Matt Dampney Biography

A literal artist, Matt’s creative lens celebrates commonplace objects and people of everyday life. From personalities to architecture, cars, plants and sport to his general surroundings; coupled with his assemblage of acrylic paint and canvas, Matt’s works continue to amalgamate and yet at the same time jump heroically in between pop art and contemporary art.

Through his direct experience as an art director and graphic designer within the advertising industry and the commercial art world, Matt was self trained in the visual language of mass culture and the techniques required to seamlessly merge high art with popular culture.

“Graphic design has been a huge influence on my artistic endeavours through composition first and foremost and exposure to colour palettes; but also by answering any number of diverse briefs, dealing with clients, producing strong ideas and placing a value on my art.”

He personifies everyday subject matter through his choice of bold colour palette and distinctive line work and in doing so, ensures his compositions are unique and gallant. This recognized artist is also a father and husband who remains down-to-earth when it comes to pleasing the masses.

“Not everybody is going to love your art. If you love it and it gives you true joy then that’s what matters.”

When Matt is not painting, he’s surfing, spending time with his family and travelling for inspiration. But generally he’s, “always thinking about the next painting.”

Matt Dampney Resumé

Born Tamworth, Australia. 1977

Solo Exhibition
2016 'The Great Escape', Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions
2017 'Urbanism', Manyung Gallery, Malvern, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
2015 Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
2014 '12 Inch', Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, USA
2014 'B-Grade Poster', Black Penny Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
2014 'Chilli Kook Off', ChicaBonita, Manly, Sydney, Australia
2014 'Faux Metal Jacket', Beach Road Hotel Gallery, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
2014 'Awaken', Whitehouse Design College, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
2014 'RAT!', LoFi Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
2014 'Washed Out', LoFi Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia


2017 North Journal
2016 White Horses Magazine
2016 No Cure Magazine, Surf City featured Artist
2015 Property Pantry Northern Beaches
2015 White Horses Magazine
2015 T-world Magazine
2014 White Horses Magazine

Artistic Training
1997 - 1999 Diploma in Graphic Arts; TAFE Hornsby

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