The key motif in Richard Davies’ practice is the dissonant object or installation, that is both kitsch and eerie, balanced between seductive and disturbing, compelling and beautiful. His style is deliberately broad, frequently hinting at dada, naïve art and the grotesque of the carnival. He seeks to evoke an authentic disquiet by introducing elements of profanity, compulsion and fetish.
Since graduating Richard has designed graphics for several companies and worked for a period at the Glasgow School of Art. After completing his Master’s degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art he continued his graphic and video work until a career change in 2010 when he became a full time contemporary artist.
Group exhibitions include Mackintosh House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Icecream Architecture installation contributor at the Glasgow School of Art, Red Shed exhibition at BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow and the Scottish Society of Artists exhibition and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
you can see more of Richard’s work on www.richardavies.net