Young Masters: Focus on Mixed Media|Jonathan Paul Davies

Jonathan Paul Davies, The Waking Dream, 2013, mixed media, 52 x 35.5 cm

Jonathan Paul Davies, The Waking Dream, 2013, mixed media, 52 x 35.5 cm

Davies’ practice focuses on the human figure. Working from a variety of sources, including his imagination, and knowledge of anatomy and form, Davies creates a language which describes the body with a stylised yet intimate and life-like aesthetic.  Davies admires both the imagination and skill of artists such as William Blake, Jusepe De Ribera, Thomas Woodruff and Walton Ford, each of whom make sense of the absurd, challenge the overwhelming; where words are elusive their vision gives clarity. By studying the techniques and materials of both old and contemporary masters, and by creating his own visual and conceptual framework, Davies presents a unique view of the world that shares a simple, elegant, empathic response to the work of these great artists.

Dabvies studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 1998, and received his MFA from the New York Academy in 2005.  He has shown at the New York Academy of Art, the National Arts Club, New York, and at the Millennium Dome in London.  He has won numerous awards including: Fellowship of the New York Academy of Art, 2006, Peter Leggieri Sculpture Award, 2005, National Arts Club, New York, John James Prize, 2005, MBNA Foundation Scholarship, 2003 and a New York Academy of Art Scholarship in 2003.  His work in held in private collections in Europe and the United States.

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