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Damian LeBas

LeBas was born in 1963 into an Irish traveller family. He has made drawings compulsively since childhood, and after being encouraged to go to art school, he studied textiles at the Royal College of Art in London.  LeBas has continued to make drawings in pencil and oil pastel - often intensely autobiographical, sometimes using Romany dialect - and these have been included in exhibitions of Outsider Art in Britain, America, Japan, Sweden and Ireland. His recent drawings have 'explored the claustrophobia experienced by nomads in modern European society by mixing cartography with an idiosyncratic tribal portraiture'. Works by LeBas were included in the exhibition Obsessive Visions: Art Outside the Mainstream at England & Co, and he was represented in the Prague Biennale 3 and in the Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.



Drawings & works on paper



North Central United States, Gypsy Traveller States - Details


North Central United States, Gypsy Traveller States 2006

Pen on found map
28 x 26.5 inches

  Exhibited in Paradise Lost, the first Roma pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2007

With Just One Wave of Your Hand - Details


With Just One Wave of Your Hand c 1999

Pencil on paper
16.5 x 11.75 inches

Hugenoats came across the sea - Details


Hugenoats came across the sea 1999

Mixed media on paper
20 x 15 inches