Inspiration behind the work
Jonathan Davis is a visual abstract artist working in mixed media, creating both two and three dimensional work. Jonathan is concerned with the processes of making and producing abstract surfaces, investigating the visual and aesthetic potential of everyday materials. This show focuses on his two dimensional pieces.
Formerly an architect and urban designer, Jonathan’s work captures elements of design from his former career, producing works in both colour and monochrome that have a distinctly urban, almost industrial aesthetic.
Jonathan uses pure transition elements as pigments which he often combines with acrylic paint, applied to canvas and panels. His innovative processes set up conditions for generating phenomena through the interaction of transition elements with reagents. His painting techniques exploit these pigments’ propensity for change thus bringing about new states which result in a variety of partially predictable colour, mark and texture.