Damaris Athene’s multi-disciplinary practice examines how digital technology is altering the world around us and affecting how we interact with each other and our own bodies. Flattening and perfecting is interrogated through an exploration of corporeality and abstraction of the human form in painting, sculpture, performance, photography, and the boundaries between these mediums. Athene takes particular interest in the digitisation of female bodies and how ‘now we can digitise our dysmorphia by virtually modifying what we dislike, creating “perfect” selves’ Coy-Dibley. Does our corporeality become more abject in contrast with digital perfection?
Damaris Athene graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015 with a BA(Hons) in Painting. She was shortlisted for the Hans Brinker Painting Prize in Amsterdam in 2014, for the Clyde & Co. Art Award in 2015 and in 2018 was selected for the BEEP Painting Prize. Since 2018 Athene has held a studio at Wysing Arts Centre. In 2019 Athene held a solo show, ‘Cheer Up Love’, at Cambridge University. Athene founded the blog Private View where she interviews female artists.