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This series of photos examines the boundary of the digital and physical by activating sculptural paintings with the female body. An exploration of how digital technology is altering the world around us and affecting how we interact with each other and our own bodies. The smooth airbrushed surface of the neoprene painting tantalises, begging for touch and giving comfort. It entices yet disgusts, is beautiful yet grotesque.













Damaris Athene graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, in London, in 2015 with a BA(Hons) in Painting and was shortlisted for the Hans Brinker Painting Prize in Amsterdam in 2014 and for the Clyde & Co Art Award in 2015. In 2018 Athene was selected for the BEEP Painting Prize. In 2019 Athene held a solo show, ‘Cheer Up Love’, at Cambridge University.