Damien Poulain is a graphic artist responding to various invitations, exploring design and architecture, Damien Poulain’s work develops in a transversality influenced by shintoist, tribal and heraldic symbols. In his practice, he uses material such as textile, spray paint, sculpture, and architectural volumes to develop a work targeting the meaning of community and the tools of its beliefs. His work invest and promote positive feelings in building communities and wishes through his projects to bring people together. At the same time, he intends to raise questions about contemporary popular culture’s practices, in collaborative approaches between the artist and local artisans and ressources.
With his ongoing project ’Happy Face project’ Damien Poulain sprays paint on shutters around the world, and creates urban architectural interventions to develop a direct interaction with the public.
He has gained international recognition – commercially and artistically – with work for clients including Dazed & Confused, KesselsKramer, Adidas and Uniqlo, solo shows in London at Kemistry Gallery and KK Outlet, in Tokyo at Calm and Punk Gallery and Claska, and group shows at the Museum of Graphic Design in Breda, Holland.