Daniel Davies at Acappella

Artist: Daniel Davies

Exhibition title: Cloud Illusions

Venue: Acappella, Naples, Italy

Date: March 3 – April 20, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Acappella, Naples

Influenced by the way society consumes visual information at an everincreasing speed. In this series Davies looks at the interpretation of an image than once meant something else. The cloud, a fluffy unknown that was once anything you imagined – a castle, a dinosaur or space ship. Now, something you merely take the time to look up at. Also, a storage device for ones own digital possessions. A space to collect, a space for hoarding and a space that never gives us the ability to touch. Everything is up in the air, lost in the cloud. The addition of the unbranded tin can and tea towel in the works is an image from the everyday. One that may stop us interpreting cloud illusions and signifies life hitting us in the face.

Daniel Davies (b. 1992, Blackpool, based in London, UK) gained his BA Fine Art Painting at Northumbria University (2015). Recent group shows include IMT, London, UK (2017); Collar, Manchester, UK; Sunday-s, Copenhagen, DK; Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, DE (2016); Limoncello, London, UK (2015).

Daniel Davies, Certainly uncertain something like that, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 160 x 100 cm

Daniel Davies, The cloud, you said, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Daniel Davies, Coffee full of clouds, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Daniel Davies, It’s in the air, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Daniel Davies, Look up, Luck up, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Daniel Davies, Look up, Luck up, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Daniel Davies, Unknown (former ‘Untitled’), 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Daniel Davies, Coffee full of clouds, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Daniel Davies, The cloud, you said, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Daniel Davies, It’s in the air, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Daniel Davies, Certainly uncertain something like that, 2017, Emulsion, image transfer, acrylic paint and spray on canvas, 160 x 100 cm

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