Bankley Studios & Artists Gallery

Selected Works by Matt Davies

Selected Works by Matt Davies

Starts: 8th Sep 2017 | Ends: 16th Sep 2017

Private View 8th September 2017, 7-9pm
Exhibition continues until the 16th September
Open Saturdays 12-4pm

'Selected works' brings together a collection of paintings and drawings by Matt Davies, winner of the Bankley Open Call 2015, for the first time. Mostly new pieces are in situ with some favoured paintings, uniting and intermingling with contrasting features and colour.

After winning the Bankley Open in 2015, it has been Matt Davies' intention to deliver fresh work that would challenge the way he usually paints. Smaller, more organised paintings have evolved from larger expressive and intermittent works. Although the same amount of mistakes and reworking have probably been made, the difference is that there is less space to hide with smaller works and that they prevail in intimacy and attentiveness.

This exhibition has also allowed Matt to facilitate the space with additional works on paper. These works have been uprooted from sketchbooks and involve intimate drawings that reflect on his personal life, combined with humorous and dark imagery.