Damaris Pan is an artist and teaches painting at the Fine Art Faculty of the University of the Basque Country. She defended her PhD on deflection and anomaly as an artistic cornerstone in 2014.
She has spent different periods abroad, at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin, at the Art Omi residency in New York and Sichuan Fine Arts in China.
“My material for making and producing a result is Art (generally) and painting (habitually). As to subject matter, there is none, although the Thing changes in appearance. My questions, the same as ever. The need to organise and transform material leads me to think about rules, values, convention, perception and how to change the destiny of things. About life, language, poetics. Not about poetics as something specific, but rather the way of understanding or of not understanding. It is all the folds between everything and the possibility of synthesis through form. And it is about freedom. And you will tell me, well, you are just painting. And that is it”.