Art Almanac 29 September 2015
Paul Davies has come a long way from the kid at his grandparents’ house copying pictures from an Asterix cartoon book. “I loved the colours and simplicity of the images,” says Davies, a comment that wouldn’t be amiss after viewing his artworks. But what on first glance may look like simplicity, is actually a considered art practice that combines photographs, hand-cut stencils, painting and careful composition to highlight opposites at play. “My work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration.” We chat to Davies about his new exhibition ‘Other Desert Spaces’ and the direction his move to Los Angeles has steered his work.
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