Natalia Davis

Artist Statement

The exploration of process is central in Natalia’s work. Through a variety of collected reference material, her paintings explore themes of construction, growth, formation and deformation, boundaries and territories.   


‘I am interested in the states and sites of the in between, the transitional. This is developed in my work not only in terms of subject matter; images of construction sites, abandoned buildings and derelict urban spaces feature commonly in my paintings, but in my approach to painting and the painting process.


My paintings are developed over quite long periods of time and I tend to work in short bursts. Using loose brushwork to map out surface and form, I work across the canvas drawing elements together with thin washes, picking out areas of detail and blocking out with solid colour. As such, not only is the construction of the images present in the finished work, but the work is very much determined by this process. I also try to achieve a slightly unresolved or unstable quality in my paintings and through the layers of energetic, structural and increasingly abstract brushwork, the images seem to shift, drawing together and pulling apart.’ 


Artwork

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Exhibitions

2013 Manchester Buy Art Fair | Siott Gallery - Spinningfields, London

2013 Affordable Art Fair | Degree Art - Hampstead, London

2013 Art at Cass | Siott Gallery - Cass Business School, London

 

2012 Art at Cass | Siott Gallery - Cass Business School, London

2012 Brighton Art Fair | Hugo Mumbles - Corn Exchange, Brighton

2012 Candid Berlin - UDK, Berlin

2012 The Other Art Fair - Ambika P3, London

2012 Art of Angel | Art Below - Angel Underground / Candid Arts Trust, London

 

2011 'All I want for Christmas...' - The Hospital Club, London

2011 Parallax AF - La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, London

2011 ICADF - Candid Arts Trust, London

2011 Great Book of Tottenham - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London

2011 Artsdepot Open - Apthorp Gallery, London

2011 Midsummer Art Fair - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

2011 Dazed and Refused - Hurwendeki, London

 

2009 LDS:09 - University of Leeds, Leeds

Milly Apthorp Award, 2nd Prize 2011. Aesthetica Creative Works Award, Finalist 2011