Paul Davies

Paul Davies

Australian-born artist Paul Davies' work is influenced by the conflict between the built and natural worlds, design and art, and abstraction and figuration. By combining painting, stencilling, photography, and sculpture, Davies' approach demonstrates these boundaries and relationships.

In this age of monitoring, Davies collages and replicates the neutral façade of modern buildings, blurring the lines between what is exposed and what is kept hidden. Using hand-cut stencils made from the artist's own digital pictures, Davies observes how information is frequently repeated. They are then used in a variety of media to obscure the difference between an original work and a copy.

Davies's work has been acquired by and exhibited at the University of California Irvine, Institute and Museum of California Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the Laguna Art Museum. In 2016 he completed a residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix and work from this is now held in the permanent collection at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. 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 the essay 'Limbo Architecture – Painters of Modernism' by Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006–14), for the May 2014 edition of Architecture Review.


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15/03/2023

PAUL DAVIES AT TAMARISK CLUB, PALM SPRINGS

Work by Paul has been included in the current exhibition ART AT TAMARISK curated by Rochelle Steiner (former chief curator at Palm Springs Art Museum and Serpentine Gallery, London). 

The program features an annual rotation of art works organised by guest curators. Image: Paul Davies, Pink, Yellow, Blue, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 91 cm


15/03/2023

PAUL DAVIES AT HOME OF THE ARTS, GOLD COAST

Davies' work is being exhibited in HOTA's Lost in Palm Springs exhibition from 11 March – 21 May

This multidisciplinary exhibition brings together fourteen creative minds who respond to, capture, or re-imagine the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrate mid-century modern architecture of the desert city of California.

Image: Paul Davies, Built Landscape III (detail), 2015. Vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas, 180 x 147 cm.


01/03/2023

GETTY MUSEUM ACQUISITION

Artist Paul Davies first became interested in photography while watching his dad develop photos in a darkroom. Now aged 44, he's just had one of his artworks, 'Belvedere Loop' acquired by the prestigious Getty Museum in Los Angeles. ⁠

"I never forget seeing the piece of white photo paper going into the developing bath and just appearing," he says of watching his father in his home darkroom. Asked how it feels to be in the Getty collection, he says it reminds him "of the excitement of getting into photography as a kid." ⁠

Image: Paul Davies, Belvedere Loop, 1/4 acquired by the Getty Museum. ⁠Photo by @louisekennerley⁠


01/03/2023

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW FEATURE

Matthew Drummond at the AFR reported on Paul Davies' recent acquisition by the Getty Museum. 

"A single artwork involves many layers; a photograph will be cut up and made into a collage, the pieces placed onto paper that’s been treated with a light-sensitive liquid drawing upon the photogram technique that predates photography. It’s the depth of those layers that has attracted the eye of the prestigious Getty Museum in Los Angeles, which has just acquired one of Davies’ works."  

Read the full article here


01/11/2022

PAUL DAVIES INSTALLATION AT WALSH STREET, SOUTH YARRA

The celebrated open-plan home of Melbourne architect Robin Boyd in Walsh Street (South Yarra) provided a perfect subject for Paul to explore the Modernist idea of ‘bringing the outdoors inside’.

We were delighted to see various images of Davies’ work installed in house that inspired his body of work.

In early 2020, after living in L.A. painting his well-known arrangements of modernist house exteriors, Davies returned to Australia to expand upon his much-admired style of inverting and flipping details of the uniquely Australian nature and architecture in bold abstract forms.⁠

Please see our website to view Against Light online or to download the exhibition catalogue.


01/04/2022

PAUL DAVIES AT MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

Paul Davies is in the current group exhibition Making Place at the Museum of Brisbane.

Making Place is available to view March 26, 2022 - November 30, 2023.

Artists featured include Judy Watson, Richard Randall, Noel McKenna, William Bustard, Vida Lahey, Jane Grealy, Danie Mellor, Kenneth Jack, Sam Fulbrook, Charles Lancaster, Robert Brownhall, Margaret Olley, Stephen Nothling, Margaret Cilento, Lloyd Rees, Paul Davies, Mia Boe and more.

Paul Davies, Centenary Pool Brisbane, Yellow/Grey 2008, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Christopher Hagen


14/08/2021

PAUL DAVIES ON THE COVER OF LC. REVUE DE RECHERCHES SUR LE CORBUSIER

Work by Paul Davies is featured on the cover of issue no. 3 of LC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusier, a journal published by Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, organised by Arnaud Decelles at Fondation Le Corbusier.

To enquire about available works by Paul Davies, please contact the gallery.

Image: LC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusier, no. 3, 2021, cover art by Paul Davies


14/08/2021

PHOTOGRAMS BY PAUL DAVIES ACQUIRED BY UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ART GALLERY

Paul Davies's series of photograms, Sunset on the Quarter City Block, 2021, were recently acquired by the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

To enquire about available works, please contact the gallery.

Image: Paul Davies, Sunset on the Quarter City Block, 2021


04/05/2021

PAUL DAVIES INTERVIEWED ON EATING WITH ARTISTS

Paul Davies was recently interviewed on the blog Eating with Artists. Recently returned from Los Angeles, the artist shares his favourite LA cafes and restaurants.

Image: Paul Davies, Pink fade on modern home, 2020


08/12/2020

PAUL DAVIES IN CONVERSATION WITH MAROON 5'S JESSE CARMICHAEL

Artist and Los Angeles Soho House member Paul Davies, whose mural overlooks the rooftop pool at Soho Warehouse, curated a playlist based on his recent paintings with Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael.

Listen to the friends discuss how the collaboration came about and the process of translating artworks into a soundscape.

Image: Paul Davies, Built facade in foliage, 2020


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Paul Davies Walsh St 13 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm $25,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh St 11 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm $25,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh St 14 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh St 12 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh St 9 2023 acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cm $17,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh St 10 2023 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pink, Yellow, Blue 2021 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm $17,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 3 2022 acrylic on linen 183 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2022 bronze 30 x 30 x 20 cm $4,500.00
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2022 bronze 30 x 30 x 20 cm $4,500.00
Paul Davies Walsh 4 2022 acrylic on linen 122 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh 6 2022 acrylic on linen 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh 5 2022 acrylic on linen 92 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh 2 2022 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh 3 2022 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2022 acrylic on linen 185 x 153 cm $35,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2022 acrylic on linen 185 x 153 cm $35,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh 1 2022 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 2022 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Triptych Pink Fade 2021 acrylic on canvas 122 x 274.5 cm Sold
Paul Davies Fade on future 2021 acrylic on canvas 122 x 183 cm Sold
Paul Davies Sunset / sunrise over modern home 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pink fade on modern home 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Modern home in pink 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 183 cm Sold
Paul Davies Witta in blue 2020 acrylic on canvas 240 x 160 cm Sold
Paul Davies Sunset on modern 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 183 cm Sold
Paul Davies Limbo cut-up 2020 acrylic on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade with chairs 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in yellow 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in two parts 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 183 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in pink 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in foliage 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in blue 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade in blue forest 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade fade 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade and pool 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Built facade 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Site unspecified in blue 2020 acrylic on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Sunset on Pacific Edge 2020 acrylic on canvas 122 x 152.5 cm Sold
Paul Davies Sunset/Sunrise on Lovell 2020 acrylic on canvas 92 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Limbo Forest 2020 acrylic on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm
Paul Davies Untitled 17 2018 acrylic on canvas 109 x 127 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home and figures 2018 acrylic on canvas 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Modern purple sunset 2018 acrylic on canvas 155 x 126 cm Sold
Paul Davies L'Horizon horizontal 2018 acrylic on canvas 114 x 142 cm Sold
Paul Davies L'Horizon sunset 2018 acrylic on canvas 157.5 x 114 cm Sold
Paul Davies Sunset on home and pool 2018 acrylic on canvas 200 x 170 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 16 2018 acrylic on canvas 177 x 147 cm $22,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 17 2018 acrylic on canvas 109 x 127 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 14 2018 acrylic on canvas 106 x 124 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 13 2018 acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 11 2018 acrylic on canvas 122 x 113 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 10 2018 acrylic on canvas 107 x 137 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 9 2018 acrylic on canvas 128 x 101 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 8 2018 acrylic on canvas 128 x 101 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 7 2018 acrylic on canvas 92 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 6 2018 acrylic on canvas 92 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 5 2018 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 4 2018 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 16 2018 acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cm $12,500.00
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2018 acrylic on canvas 92 x 116 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2018 acrylic on canvas 92 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 12 2018 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 182 x 152 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 6 2017 acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 5 2017 acrylic on canvas 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Night house and fence 2012 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm $16,000.00
Paul Davies Portrait of Julien Barbagello 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 122 x 122 cm $14,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 15 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 176 x 147 cm Sold
Paul Davies Forest flip 2 2015 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 122 x 91 cm $12,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 10 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 10 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 9 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 13 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 177 x 147 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 14 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 177 x 147 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 11 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 122 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2016-17 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 7 2015 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 6 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2016-17 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 4 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 3 2016-17 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2016 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled 4 2016-17 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 91 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled II 2015 vinyl acrylic copolymer paint on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #13, 27 degrees, partly cloudy, exposure 12 mins, 1.17pm outside ceramics studio 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #1, 7 mins exposure, 11 degrees, light sprinkle of rain, made in car park 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #7, 10.31 am, 17 degrees, 7 mins exposure in pool outside Cornelia Briely studio 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #2, 8.47am, sunny 6 degrees, made between student residencies and atrium studio and apprentice court 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #18, 8.45am, 10 mins exposure at student shelter, 18 degrees, mostly cloudy 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies View through a lens at Taliesin West, photogram #17, 9.43am, 4 mins exposure onto solar panels, mostly sunny 2016 gum bichromate and vinyl acrylic copolymer on paper 45.5 x 60.5 cm $3,800.00
Paul Davies Untitled IV 2015 vinyl acrylic copolymer paint on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Paul Davies Untitled II 2015 vinyl acrylic copolymer paint on paper 76 x 56 cm Sold
Paul Davies Forest Screen 2013 corten steel 180 x 120 x 60 cm $14,000.00
Paul Davies Forest flip 2015 acrylic and vinyl acrylic copolymer on linen 122 x 92 cm Sold
Paul Davies Flip with pool 2016 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Forest, Home, Pool 2015 acrylic on canvas 132 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home, Palms, Pool 2015 acrylic on canvas 91 x 132 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home built in palms 2015 acrylic on canvas 182 x 151 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pool mirror 2015 acrylic on canvas 120.5 x 152 cm Sold
Paul Davies Red and white forest landscape 2014 acrylic on canvas 122 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Black forest house 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies House mirror 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Empty home, empty well 2012 oil on linen 183 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies In reverse 2014 bronze 25 x 29 x 8 cm Sold
Paul Davies Trees (detail) 2014 bronze 42 x 29 x 8 cm $6,600.00
Paul Davies Pool and mountains (landscape) 2014 acrylic on canvas 122 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pool and mountains 2014 acrylic on canvas 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Black forest house 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pool mirror 2014 acrylic on canvas 122 x 153 cm $13,500.00
Paul Davies Pool and house 2014 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Mountains and pools 2014 acrylic on canvas 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Mirror house 2014 acrylic on linen 91 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home pool collage 2014 acrylic on linen 183.5 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home mirror and chair 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Red and white forest landscape 2014 acrylic on canvas 122 x 153 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pool forest mirror 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies House mirror 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Home trees (blue) 2014 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Building digging 2012-16 acrylic on linen 182 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Blue forest mirror 2014 acrylic on canvas 168 x 137 cm Sold
Paul Davies Modern cathedral invert 2013 acrylic on linen 122 x 91 cm Sold
Paul Davies Pool Mirror Home 2014 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Mum's house econolodge pool 2011 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Mum's house empty pool, day stars 2013 acrylic on linen 153 x 122 cm Sold
Paul Davies Walsh St 13 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm $25,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh St 11 2023 oil on linen 152 x 122 cm $25,000.00
Paul Davies Walsh St 9 2023 acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cm $17,000.00
Paul Davies Pink, Yellow, Blue 2021 acrylic on canvas 122 x 91 cm $17,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2022 bronze 30 x 30 x 20 cm $4,500.00
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2022 bronze 30 x 30 x 20 cm $4,500.00
Paul Davies Untitled 2 2022 acrylic on linen 185 x 153 cm $35,000.00
Paul Davies Untitled 1 2022 acrylic on linen 185 x 153 cm $35,000.00