Private view Monday 10th September 6-9pm
Exhibition runs 11th September - 9th November
Holmes-Davies paintings are rendered over time, playing a balancing act between figurative conventions and natural perceptions. Surfaces are built up using dabs and veils of paint; his journey from one part of the canvas to the other gradual providing time to consider the nature or character of each painting. So far this year Holmes-Davies has been making a number of small works using a mirror about 45 - 30cm's, a stool and Aloe Vera plant which he tends to most days. Holmes-Davies uses these objects as a catalyst to develop new paintings, drawing from biographic and observational events and incidents.
Holmes-Davies paintings are contemplative and a process to contemplate, time is an important aspect of the work in its making and through the referencing of time past. Holmes-Davies paints from daily observations, the representation of people, places or objects give way to intricate explorations of colour, pattern, rhythm and mark making. What is pictorially represented in his paintings is never part of the real world; instead a plant, person or place inhabits a specific psychological or metaphysical space acting as a means of projection for the artist and viewer. For each painting Holmes-Davies seeks to develop a strong internal logic, viewing the work can be a slow and complex process as the viewer can find many entry points and many routes through the painting.
Born in London, UK Adam Holmes-Davies completed his MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art in 2006. In 2007 he was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, touring to:
The New Art Gallery Walsall UK, Rochelle School London UK, Corner House Manchester UK.
Holmes-Davies has exhibited in 2008 Cory Michael Project, Ada Street, London, UK, Things
before now, Fold Gallery, London, UK, 2009 and Kingsgate Gallery, London, 2011.