Durham’s art incorporates a range of media and processes such as sculptural assemblage, painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, video, performance and poetry.
Many of Durham's include whatever materials were near to hand, and accessible for the artist, including stone, wood and animal bones and hides, alongside car parts, plastic and metal pipe, glass and other detritus of the modern world.
In 1994 Durham returned to Europe and remained there for the rest of his life, living and working in several different cities including Dublin, Rome and Berlin. In Europe his work often focused on the deconstruction of national identities and an analysis of the narratives, architecture and monuments relating to them.
Durham died in Berlin on 17 November 2021, aged 81.