Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles - based artist whose work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies' process, which combines painting, stenciling, photography and sculpture.

In this era of surveillance, Davies repeats and collages facades of modern architecture, the neutrality of which blurs what is revealed and concealed. Sighting the manner in which information is often reiterated, Davies employs stencils, hand cut and derived from the artist's own digital photographs. These are then applied in various mediums to render uncertain what is original and reproduction.

Davies recently completed a residency at The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix and work from this is now in the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Davies was featured with Luc Tuymans and Peter Doig in essay "Limbo Architecture - Painters of Modernism" by Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006 - 2014), for the May 2014 edition of Architecture Review. Davies has been included in 'Public Trust: It's About What We Do' and 'The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects' both at the SMOCA, 'Condition Reports' curated by Ranjit Hoskote for India Art Fair, McClelland Collection' at the McClelland gallery + Sculpture Park. His work is held in several public and corporate collections such as the Macquarie University, Maitland Regional Gallery, Historic Houses Trust, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Artbank, Geelong Gallery, Rothschild, Kerry Stokes collection, Strickland, and published in prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Los Angeles Times, Art & Australia, W Magazine online, Wallpaper online, the Australian Financial Review and Blouin Artinfo. Davies has a Masters by research at the University of New South Wales - Art and Design, Australia.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

Paul Davies

Born:  1979,  Sydney, Australia

lives & works in Los Angeles

EDUCTATION

2014 Masters by Research UNSW College of Art & Design

2006 Painting Master Class, National Art School

2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, UNSW College of Fine Art

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

24 Photograms Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix

Paul Davies Ar t16 ar t fair London

Hollywood Stills Sophie Gannon Gallery Melbourne

Southern Exposure Ar t District 13 Delhi

2015

Devoid of Sensation Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert

Other Desert Spaces Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney

2014

Pastiche: A lens through which to view the present UNSW College of Ar t &

Design Sydney

Built in Translation The Fine Ar t Society London

Built in Translation II Ar t District 13 Gallery, Delhi

Other Desert Spaces The Standard, Hollywood

2013

Switching Utopia Sophie Gannon Gallery Melbourne

Flattening Sublime Cite Internationale des Arts Paris

2012

Flattening Sublime Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney

2011

Pentimento Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Void The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong (catalogue published)

Por traits Tim Olsen Gallery at Christine Abrahams Galler y, Melbourne

Por traits Gold Coast City Regional Art Gallery

2010

Hanmer Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney (catalogue published)

Modern Home Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

2009

New Paintings Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Re-Constr uctions Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Public Tr ust Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

McClelland Collection McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

Chippendale New Wor ld Art Pr ize (highly commended) judged by

Wayne Tunnicliffe head of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW

2015

Oberoi collection curated by Kapil Chopra, Delhi

Summer season Heather James Fine Art, Jackson Hole

Winter season Heather James Fine Art, Curated by Chip Tom, Palm Desert

Works on Paper China Heights Gallery Sydney

2014

Summer season Heather James Fine Art, Jackson Hole

Winter season Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert

Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery

Summer exhibition Sophie Gannon Gallery

2013

Natural Selection The Fine Art Society Contemporary London

Fleurieu Art Prize (finalist) Australia

Yer ing Station Ar t Pr ize (finalist) Australia

Arnold Bloch Leibler Ar t Prize (finalist) Australia

Albany Ar t Prize (finalist) Australia

Reflections - The M Collection Exhibition Dianne Tanzer Gallery

Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery

Wild Australia Yen Reis Gallery Singapore

2012

Woollahra Small Sculpture Pr ize finalist, Australia

Pat Cor r igan: Ar t Collector Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery

Wattle Cat Street Galler y, Hong Kong

2011

Evocatecture Heather James Fine Art Gallery

NSW Par liament Plein Air Painting Prize (finalist) Australia

Heat Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Self Portraits China Heights Gallery, Sydney - curated by Paul Davies

A Summer Survey Tim Olsen Gallery

2010

Structural Through-Line (Coherence) Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles

The King’s School Ar t Pr ize (finalist)

Miscellanea Tim Olsen Galler y

Dragon Garden The Cat Street Galler y Hong Kong
 

PUBLISHED

Huffington Post, The Architectural Review, Vanity Fair U.K. online , W Magazine online ,

Wallpaper* Online, Tatler Asia online , Vogue Austr alia, Asian Art News, Australian

Financial Review, Sunday Telegraph U.K., Hindustan Times, Vogue Living Aust, Harper's Bazaar

Aust, The Asian Age, The Indian Express, The Hindu, GQ Australia, Art & Australia, The Sydney

Morning Herald - Spectrum, The Australian, Sunday Ar ts ABC, The Wall India.

FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

2016 Taliesin Ar tist Residency Program, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

2013 Cite des Ar ts Residency, Paris, Awarded by The Art Galler y of NSW

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Macquarie Univer sity

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

Maitland Regional Galler y

Historic Houses Trust

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Artbank          

Media


The Wall Tv

Paul Davies in conversation with Jyotsna Sharma

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Datebook: 'Southern Exposure by Paul Davies" at Art District XIII, Delhi.

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Indian Express

The Silent Observer

The friction between built architecture and nature serves as a domi

LAWEEKLY

A Modernist Masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills Has Become a Meta Museum

Perched on a cr