Damian Le Bas
|Damian Le Bas|
|Born||30 January 1963
|Died||9 December 2017
Damian Le Bas (30 January 1963, Sheffield – 9 December 2017, Worthing) was a British artist associated with the Outsider Art (or "Art Brut") label, as well a leading exponent of the "Roma Revolution" in art.
Le Bas attended the Royal College of Art. He exhibited frequently in the UK and Germany, and his works have been shown in Japan, France, Finland, Sweden the United States and elsewhere. He was well-known in Outsider Art circles, and was exhibited as part of a survey-show of Art Brut at Malmö Konsthall in 1991.
In later years, the Traveller - Romani - Gypsy experience became a recurrent theme in his work. Le Bas was invited to participate in the 1st Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007. He subsequently became a driving force behind the Perpetual Romani-Gypsy Pavilion in Venice in 2009 and the co-initiator of the 4th Roma Pavilion which took place in Berlin in 2013.
Since 1987 several of Le Bas' pieces are held in the Musgrave-Kinley Collection of works by key Outsider artists, administered by Monika Kinley, until her death in 2014. His more recent work is found, among others, in the collections of Perpetuum Mobile.
Le Bas' was of Irish Traveller heritage, and he lived and worked with his wife, the Romany artist Delaine Le Bas, in West Sussex on the south coast of England. He is the father of writer Damian "Danes" Le Bas.
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- Paradise Lost: The First Roma Pavilion at Venice Biennale 
- The Perpetual Romani-Gypsy Pavilion
- CHAVI: Reclaiming Gypsy Representation, Novas Gallery, London 
- Transition Gallery: Featured Artists 
- England & Co Gallery, London 
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