Degree: BA Fine Art
University: City and Guilds of London Art School
Graduation Year: 2019
Drift through Lucy’s Otherworld, and experience the layers of meditative and esoteric existence that she has seamlessly captured on her canvases. These snapshots of Lucy’s Mythos come to fruition in a superbly serene palette - the spectrum of which has been inspired by minerals and lends a tenderness to her work.
Davies, who graduated from The City and Guilds London Art School with a BA in Fine Art this year, contemplates the idea of ‘visibility.’ She often reduces her subjects to minimal, remnants of shadow and light, and treats these shadows and light-bursts as her primary forms. The effect of Davies’ technique is to render a completely new and original image from an old one. Looking at a piece of her work truly is like peering through a window into an otherworld - a brand new, hopeful and touchingly ambiguous one.
Her muted palette explores a range of natural, eco-inspired hues - soil brows, clay reds, and granite greys and somehow highlights her concern about: ‘the growing disconnection between animals and humans’.
We hope that you will enjoy the blissful imaginings of Lucy Davies as much as we do.
My current practise results in work that hovers beneath the threshold of visibility. Guiding you into a meditative other-world, through the physical use of materials. Responding to the reactions of paint or graphite, I aim to achieve an organic sense of embodiment created through the conversation with the medium and myself.
Beneath the blanket of muted tone, the paintings were once an energetic abstraction of colour, through this I look to highlight the core energy of the paint and use it as a malleable tool for movement and change. The use of impulsive, heavy marks, alongside those that are more illusive and delicate, leaves you feeling in contradiction to where your emotions lie. The paintings become a space to let go and to embrace your own perspective and interpretation.
Within photography I am constantly inspired by the people that surround me; the events that influence your conversation, thoughts and actions. For me, keeping a documentation of life and its ventures, not only becomes a gateway for stories and memories, but holds a physical resemblence of time.
I am currently working on my own photographic series focusing around current global issues, such as the growing disconnection between animals and humans.
The City and Guilds of London Art School Andrew Vass prize for experimental drawing