Giles Davies – resident artist at the Ark T
The driving force behind my painting is an attempt to create a real, living presence on the canvas in response to my curiosity towards the subject in front of me. This curiosity provokes the need for a complete understanding of the structure and nature of the subject; a scientific enquiry into what constitutes its visual presence. What emerges from this process is a dialogue in paint, a distillation of observation over time into a single image that tries to account for the ‘thingness’ of the subject, how it relates to it’s environment and the apparent solidity of experience generally.
Through this process I also like to consider ideas about iconography, the nature of mortality and the narrative of objects.
Contact Giles Davies
T: 07956 656618