Looking at Damian Showyin's abstracts is like experiencing a new language, font, or script. His marks and patterns dance across the surface like text that intends to convey meaning.
There is an easy confidence in Damian's mark making and his scribbles are rich with a humorous personality. While these patterns resist clear communication, they speak intelligibly through code and reference; they express themselves through their energy. Some images suggest a sunset, others a sun shower, whilst the occasional work pulsates with the electricity of a late night out. All of Damian's paintings sing with lyrical harmony.
When not painting, Damian works laboriously on the loom.  A proficient weaver, he works in the same way he does on canvas, by blending colours and patterns to compose compelling textile wall pieces, sculptures and cushions.