Damien Borowik

Damien Borowik

London, United Kingdom

About Damien Borowik

Damien Borowik makes handcrafted machines and uses them as creative tools to draw. With a strong emphasis in using unpredictability and chance in his work, Borowik explores the aleatoric mark-making qualities of the machines through automation and mediation. Currently, he controls the machines to create abstract drawing such as Expanding Squares and line studies, or deconstruct landscapes and cityscapes in figurative series.

In 2017, the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired 6 machine drawings form the artist to be part of their permanent collection.

This September 2017, 'Cherry Blossom and Mountains' was also shortlisted in the Lumen Prize as part of this year's Global Digital Art Awards in the Still Image category.

In December 2017, Damien was also invited as guest artist to showcase artworks and machines at The London Illustration Fair at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf.

Collections include Victoria & Albert Museum, Christian Dior Couture.

Clients list include BBC Worldwide, Samsung Electronics, Southbank Centre.

Education

MA Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, London, UK 2011-2013

BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, UK, 1998-2001

BTS Communication Visuelle, Lycée Louis Pasteur, Besançon, France, 1996-1998

Foundation in Applied Arts, ENSAAMA, Paris, France, 1995-1996

Scientific Baccalauréat, Besançon, France, 1991-1995

Events

2018, 7th July to 18th November - Victoria & Albert Museum - London
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computer - Group exhibition curated by Douglas Dodds
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/6LQJo1re/chance-and-control-art-in-the-age-of-computers-2018

2018, July - No Format Gallery - London
Maker's Mark - Group Exhibition curated by D. Huckfield
https://www.secondfloor.co.uk/exhibitions/default.html

2018, June - Victoria & Albert Museum - London
Create Decorative Patterns with Code - Workshop
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/e4RekYGj/creating-decorative-patterns-with-code-2018

Exhibitions

2018, April - Somerset House, London
Modual Immersive (Link to follow)

2018, March - Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern, London
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/arts-work-future

2018, March - The Other Art Fair - London
https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/london-mar-2018

2017, December - The London Illustration Fair - Guest Artist:
http://www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk/home

2017, October - XOXO@OXO - Tribe17
https://www.chrom-art.org/tribe17/art-sale/

2017, October - The Other Art Fair
https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/london-oct-2017

2017, September - Sway Gallery
http://sway-gallery.com/blog/2017/08/16/automation/

2017, January - Art Rooms
http://www.art-rooms.org/

2016, October - The Other Art Fair
https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/london-2016

2016, September - Brighton Art Fair
http://www.brightonartfair.co.uk/artists/borowik-damien/

2016, May - Line Making: Machines and Drawings – Solo Exhibition - Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London, UK

2016, Jan - Drawing Machine – Top Drawer - Craft section, Olympia, London, UK

2015, Oct - Machine and Drawings – Solo Exhibition - White Conduit Project, London, UK

2015, Feb - Machine Drawings commissions - Christian Dior Couture, Paris, France

2014, Dec - Drawing Machine – Maker Faire, Sanford, Surrey
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings.

2014, Nov - Drawing Machine – Creative Machine, Goldsmiths, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings.

2014, Oct - Drawing Machine – Kinetica Art Fair, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings.

2014, Sep-Oct - Hand paintings and Machine drawings – Bromley Arts Council, Kent
Solo exhibition, selection of paintings and machine drawings.

2014, Sep - Particles and Drawing Machine – MoOD fair, Brussels, Belgium
Invited to showcase two of my most recent work at the Meet only Original Design fair by Trendease International.

2014, Jul - Lehrstück – A Prototype - MFA degree show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
Programming artist for graduate Shen Xin to create, a virtual reality experience narrating a car journey on the Mongolian steps using an Oculus Rift, Unity 3D and Twitter.

2013, Nov - Light & Dark – Solo Exhibition, Bond House Projects, ASC, London
Selection of paintings and light installations.

2013, Sep - Immersion - MA/MFA degree show, Goldsmiths, London
Transcending experience using an Oculus Rift, set as a social installation by considering a broader audience, enable them to get a sense of the immersion by through visual cues as the narrative gets enacted.

2012, Sep - Soundwave in Church and Particles - MA/MFA degree show, Goldsmiths, London
Interactive installation using the audience’s physical presence to actuate a ‘wobbling’ effect on three imposing plastic sheets, creating sound and refraction effects in the space. Particles is a generative simulation system.

2011 - My Hand In Your Hand - The Public, West Bromwich, UK
Touchscreen based work where the audience experience the processes and methodology through which I paint.

2010 - Parallel – Upgrade/Downgrade, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, USA
Experimental short film set up in a loop, as an installation.