Rob Davies Studied on the Fine Art degree at Staffordshire University, followed a while later by an M.A Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth College of Arts. Tutors included Joe Mcgilivray, Terry Shave, Stephen Boyd, Steve Braund,
Rob Davies is a painter often pulled between aspects of nostalgia and the ‘sublime’ (or at least the sublime as typical in 18th and 19th century depictions of landscape). The subject he consistently returns to in his work is the landscape. His paintings, using a mixture of watercolour, oil paint, spray-paint and household gloss, often depict the landscape as both fragmented and also in a state of becoming alive. This semi-imaginary landscape is a reflection of the mind, and the tendency for fantasies to interrupt the ordinary world.
‘(The larger works demonstrate) a refreshing talent and immediacy…
a strange, edgy contrast between Turner and popular culture’
Terry Duffy, writing for Art In Liverpool
C.V (and links to images of exhibitions)
Rob D (Robert Dan) Davies
Born – Heswall, Wirral, 1972
M.A Illustration: Authorial Practice, Falmouth College Of Arts. 2003 – 2004
B.A (Hons) Fine Art Degree (Grade 2:1), Staffordshire University. 1990 – 1993
Fine Art Foundation course, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wallasey. 1989
‘Sacred Landfill’ at 32 Market street, Hoylake, 5th June 2018
Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire, 31st April to 20th May 2018.
‘Off The Tracks’ in The Spotlight Gallery, Dean Clough,
Halifax, U.K, September 2016
‘Vital Energy’ – at The Albert Dock, Liverpool, April 2008
Solo exhibition ‘Moving Air’ (the interaction of music and visual images)
At Blackthorn Galleries, Birkenhead. November 1997
Looking At The Reflection Of Reality, Mark Devereux Associates, at Castlefield New spaces, Manchester, 2014
Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, 2012
‘Best of Merseyside artists’ exhibition, as part of the biennial, 2010, organised by Editions Gallery, held at the Conservation centre, Liverpool.
LAN – Liverpool Artists’ Network, in ‘Novas’ Contemporary Urban Centre, as part of the Liverpool Biennial, 20th September 2008.
The alTURNERtive Art Prize, The View Two Gallery, Liverpool, November 2007 to January 2008.
Part of the group exhibition ‘ReNew ‘06’ at John Moores University Gallery, Liverpool – April, 2006.
Organised, and exhibited in group exhibition at Waterstones bookshop, Piccadilly, London. Sept 2004
Visionfest, Albert Dock, Liverpool. 1997
‘Candid Arts’, Islington. 1995
Hanover Galleries, Liverpool. 1994/ ‘95
Group exhibition as part of ‘The 218 project’ (the name of the bus route from Stoke-on-Trent to Leek) – ‘A tribute to packaging’: transforming and altering the images on disposable packages. Work displayed in a public House, near Leek. Spring 1993
Public Art Projects
´Work On The Line´, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool. 2015
2004 The Guardian newspaper
2000 United Utilites/ North West Water
Work in Public collections . Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Artist In residence at Metal Culture, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool,
September 2014 – September 2015