Damien Mauro has been painting for over fifteen years in the streets under the pseudonym GoddoG and has now started to paint on canvases. In love with the city he grew up in, Orgosolo, in Sardinia (famous for its murals), he began painting on walls in his teen years and developed a graphic and geometrical style.
Goddog acquired an iconographic knowledge during his many travels, attracting and collecting images. The artist immerses himself into a country’s imagery and extracts its essence: refined and naive motives, with a strong evocative potential. Playing with the curves and the lines, the artist draws while letting his imagination roam free inside his memories. He particularly focuses on colour: his mixed shades always result of complex tests; abstraction is then pushed towards mellow, yet conscious, fantasy.
During his residency at Jardin Rouge, Goddog undertook a more accomplished pictorial research and put aside his sprays for paintbrushes. The quality of the canvases he created in Jardin Rouge demonstrates the artist’s desire and ambition.
Mural for Le Mur, Toulon, France
Exhibition at Festival K-LIVE, Sète, France
Exhibition at Centre d’Art Rhodanien St Maur, Bagnol sur Cèze, France
Montpellier fait le Mur Festival, Montpellier, France
Exhibition at Studio 411 Gallery, Montpellier, France
Sessions Volcaniques Festival , Skate, BMX & Street Art Festival, Aurillac, France
Musée à Ciel Ouvert (MACO), Sète, France
Exhibition at L’Appartement – Chambre d’Art, Marseille, France
La Croûte Project, Marseille, France
Exhibition with Pablito Zago at CARGO, Arles, France
Fresque pour Le Mur, Arromanches, France