Artist

Damir May

When one looks at Damir May’s work, it is clear that he is the modern day successor to the Florentine tradition. He has emerged as one of the consummate artists of the 21st Century” said Ross Tiffin in his article about Damir published in Art of England magazine.

Damir May is an internationally renowned artist who currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
He graduated from the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. The Academy teaches methods passed down through the centuries, from Renaissance to the late nineteenth century ateliers that taught such great painters as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Lord Leighton, Alma-Tadema, Bouguereau, Pietro Annigoni and Michael John Angel, his teacher.

Damir May’s work can be found in art collections through out the world, including His Royal Highness Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino of Japan, Angel Academy of Art, Fred Ross, Chairman of Art Renewal Centar.

Over the last few years he has won a string of Awards in art competitions. Articles about Damir May have been featured in Art of England, Sunday Morning Newspaper, Picture Business, Luxury Living, Playboy, Contour, Life Style and many other magazines.
His drawings and paintings are presented in several books such as Forgotten Beauty, Strokes of Genius 5: Composition and Face Figure Identity.


ARTIST STATEMENT

We live in times in which we have simply forgotten how to pause and observe anymore , everything boils down to the moment, quick impressions, like we’re shooting through life, and that makes me sad. I am interested in something totally different: to summarise lots of moments on canvas or paper, duration, therefore classical, eternal beauty.


 

EDUCATION

2006 – graduated from Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

PUBLISHED BOOKS

•Strokes of Genius 5: Composition, North Light Books, 2013
•Face Figure Identity, Sprocketbox Entertainment, 2012
•Forgotten Beauty, City Museum Sisak, 2010

ART COLLECTIONS

Damir’s work can be found in collections through out the world such as:

• HRH Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
• HIH Prince Akishino of Japan
• Croatian parliament
• City museum Sisak
• Fred Ross, Chairman of Art Renewal Center
• Angel Academy of Art, Florence
• Buckingham Fine Art Publishers, UK
• W.H.Patterson gallery, London

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Feature Award, Strokes of Genius 5: Composition book, North Light Books, 2013
• Special Recognition Award, Artrom International Art Competition Beholding Beauty 2012
• Feature Award, Still Point Arts Quarterly Magazine, summer issue, 2012
• Feature, Bluecanvas Magazine, July 2012
• Finalist, Painting Category, Donkey Art Prize 2012, The Blindonkey Project
• Nude of the Day Award, Barebrush online gallery, May-16- 2012
• Curator Choice Award nominee, Nudes of the Month May 2012, Barebrush online gallery
• Feature Award, Pomona Valley Review Magazine, April 2012
• First Place, Solitude, A Singular Creation Competition, 2012
• Top 300, BP Portrait Award, 2012
• Feature, Highlight Art, MysteryBuild.com, March 2012
• Feature Award, Face Figure Identity book, Sprocketbox Entertainment, 2012
• Feature, Art of England Magazine, January 2012
• Feature, Figurative Art Group, Artreview Online Art Magazine, February 2012
• Finalist, People, A Singular Creation Competition, 2012
• Feature, Nitram Charcoal Newsletter, February 2012
• Homepage Feature, BlueCanvas.com. January 2012
• First Place, Black&White, A Singular Creation Competition, 2011
• Feature, Bluecanvas Newsletter, December 2011
• Feature, Alumni News, Angel Academy of Art Blog, December 2011
• Award for Promoting Sisak-Moslavina County through Art, Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia, 2012
• Finalist, Drawing Category, International 2010/2011 Art Renewal Center Salon, 2011
• Feature, Luxury Living Magazine, 2011
• Feature, Alumni News, Angel Academy of Art Blog, October 2011
• Damir, Forgotten Beauty book, City Museum Sisak 2010
• Feature, Playboy Magazine, 2010
• Finalist, Drawing Category, International 2009/2010 Art Renewal Center Salon, 2010
• Feature, Life Style Magazine, 2010
• Feature, Contour Art Magazine, 2010
• Feature, Sunday Morning Newspaper, 2010
• Feature, Picture Business Art Magazine, 2008
• Homepage Feature, Angel Academy of Art Web Site, since 2008
• Finalist, Still-Life Category, International 2005/2006 Art Renewal Center Salon, 2006
• Honorable Mention, International 2004/2005 Art Renewal Center Salon, 2005
• First Place, ARC Scolarships Competition, Art Renewal Center, 2004
• Purchase Award, ARC Scolarship Competition, Art Renewal Center, 2004

EXHIBITIONS

2016 – SPRING FAIR BIRMINGHAM
WITH BUCKINGHAM FINE ART

 

2015 – MAY FINE ART STUDIO
OPENING EXHIBITION

 

2012 – MODERN EDEN GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
NOTORIOUS JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2012 – BAREBRUSH ART GALLERY
NUDES OF THE MONTH MAY ON LINE JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2012 – STRIEGL GALLERY, SISAK
SACRED ART JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2012 – STILL POINT ART GALLERY
STILL POINT IV ON LINE JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2012 – W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY, LONDON
GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2012 – AAF BATTERSEA, LONDON
WITH W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY

 

2012 – GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART
KRESS PROJECT ON LINE EXHIBITION

 

2011 – W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY, LONDON
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2011 – ART CHICAGO, CHICAGO
WITH W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY

 

2011 – CITY MUSEUM SISAK, SISAK
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2011 – AAF BATTERSEA, LONDON
WITH W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY

 

2011 – AAF HAMPSTEAD, LONDON
WITH W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY

 

2011 – W.H.PATTERSON GALLERY, LONDON
GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2010 – CITY MUSEUM SISAK, SISAK
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2010 – BARDINI MUSEUM, FLORENCE
ANNIGONI’S LEGACY JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2008 – SPRING FAIR BIRMINGHAM
WITH BUCKINGHAM FINE ART

 

2007 – W.H. PATTERSON GALLERY, LONDON
GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2007 – MAGIDSON FINE ART GALLERY, ASPEN
GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2005 – KRISTOFOR STANKOVIC GALLERY, ZAGREB
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2005 – ANGEL ACADEMY OF ART, FLORENCE
JURIED ALUMNI EXHIBITION

 

2004 – STRIEGL GALLERY, SISAK
JURIED EXHIBITION

 

2004 – ANGEL ACADEMY OF ART, FLORENCE
JURIED ALUMNI EXHIBITION

 

2003 – ANGEL ACADEMY OF ART, FLORENCE
JURIED ALUMNI EXHIBITION