ENDED Rob Davies – Watercolours

1st July- 26th August

Photograph of the artist Rob Davies (an adult male with dark hair and glasses, wearing a beige jumper with a red and green stripe) in his studio, in front of a window. He is standing behind a table covered in various art supplies and between two of his works, both landscape watercoloursRob Davies is a Wirral-based artist who paints large-scale watercolour landscapes. His initial inspiration is the notion of a romantic “sublime”. Davies’s artworks are eclectic, but mainly combine elements from semi-industrial and semi-wild environments into landscapes that hover somewhere between real locations and science fiction. The paintings, using a variety of media from watercolour to oils, depict these quasi-imaginary landscapes with a mix of realism and gestural mark making.

One of Davies’ interests is in the mind’s tendency to wander, its desire to be elsewhere. We often try to romanticise what we are seeing, or to project our thoughts onto what could be called ‘mundane’ environments. Locations such as train tracks or embankments become translated in these works as fitting starting points for exploring such inclinations.

Rob Davies’ exhibition is in Gallery 13 from 1st  July – 26th August. Free entry – check our Visit Us page for full visiting information.

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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum