Born in 1983 Damien Mauro aka Goddog, is an urban and graphic artist from Châlons en Champagne. From an Italian family, Damien learns at a very young age to juggle between his two cultures: that of his origins and that of his native country. He will always keep his spirit of observation and his sensitivity to others which will be the driving forces in his creative work. Self-taught, his passions for architecture, literature and sharing will feed his art and his approach.
His work develops around the notion of link and fracture which are inherent questions for him. The frescoes painted by Goddog have the ambition to decompartmentalize the notion of art and to go beyond the social fractures in order to reach those for whom art remains little accessible.
The notion of exchange and dialogue appear clearly in some of his works. Several figurative elements appear: symbols, faces, landscapes. His particular constructions, which are played out on several levels, plunge us into a poetic and dreamlike world that exudes a harmony imbued with gentleness. The intention of the artist is to bring us to the appeasement of the spirit and to the interaction towards the others. His works are an invitation to escape and travel in his universe so singular yet echoing in each of us.