Paul Davies is an Australian artist working in Los Angeles. Combining acrylic paint, photography and stencil art, Davies creates bold paintings and sculptures that focus on the relationship between the built and natural environments. In his works featuring homes set in idyllic landscapes devoid of human form, viewers are encouraged to inhabit the space and generate their own narrative.
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.
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
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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