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Gareth Hugh Davies

Gareth Hugh Davies

Born Swansea 1962

Studied Llanelli Boys Grammar, Dyfed College of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic, North Staffs Polytechnic

 

Artist Statement

I’m interested in the the quiet drama that simple visual references can create. They can be read as meditations on the tensions between light and dark, the remote and the familiar, comfort and a sense of isolation. Recurring arborial imagery, night scenes, and cloudscapes are the starting points for much of my work. They are potent metaphors and set the exploration of my ideas in a contemporary context. Simultaneously a visiual dialogue can occur which can suggest the profane as well as making us question our sense of connectedness to our natural environment. The collision of opposite pictorial devices and the contrast between tonal elements reinforces this duality, and the play of light and dark becomes a play between layers of meaning.

 Recent exhibitions

2014 ‘Correspondences’ Plas Glyn y Weddw

2015 Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park

2016 Harbour Lights Gallery Porthgain Pembrokeshire

2016 Lion St Gallery Hay-on-Wye 2016 Oriel Kooywood Gallery Cardiff

2017 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries London

2017 Fosse Gallery Stow on the Wold

2018 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries London

2018 Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Bankside London

2018 Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw Summer Exhibition

2018 Summer Exhibition Fosse Gallery Stow on the Wold

2018 Lion St Gallery Hay on Wye

2018 Galerie Fauoedic, Lorient Brittany

Former Eisteddfod Winners Awards: Gold medal for Fine Art, National Eisteddfod, Cwm Rhymni, 1990 Collections:

Private collections throughout Britain, USA, Germany, Holland, France, and Spain. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea. Carmarthenshire County Museums Collection.