Approved: 19.01.2011

Hannah Lewis Davies

Artist

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Approved: 19.01.2011

The notion of escapism is a reoccurring theme throughout my creative practice. Escapism has been described as the act of retreating from the mundane reality of life and entering into a fantastical place of wonder and contentment; a place which only exists is ones own imagination.
I am continually fascinated by the ability I had as a child to disengage with reality and enter into an imaginary world.

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  • Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales
 

Biography

The notion of escapism is a reoccurring theme throughout my creative practice. Escapism has been described as the act of retreating from the mundane reality of life and entering into a fantastical place of wonder and contentment; a place which only exists is ones own imagination. I am continually fascinated by the ability I had as a child to disengage with reality and enter into an imaginary world. Our imaginations offer a place which is visually exhilarating, full of wonder and unrestricted by logic. My work draws heavily on fleeting childhood memories, imagined fantasies and the innocence and contentment found in escaping reality. The irrational nature of escapism combined with fragmented childhood memories has allowed me to create paintings which flash and merge somewhere between reality and fantasy. My aim is to entice the viewer to step outside of reality and to momentarily enter into these imaginary spaces.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - BA Hons Fine art Painting, West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthen Wales Solo exhibitions 2010 - Solo Show 'The Great Escape', National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthenshire Group exhibitions 2012 - Two Journeys, Oriel Q Gallery, Pembrokeshire 2012 - Veiled Voyages, View Art Gallery, Bristol 2011 - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London 2011 - Affordable Art Fair, Temple Meads, Bristol 2011 - Forest of Art, Execution Room, Vyner St London 2011 - Of Landscape, Picton Castle Gallery, Pembrokeshire 2011 - RE-FRESH - Fine art Graduates from West Wales School of the Arts, Joanna Field Gallery, Milford Haven Wales 2011 - Summer Maddness, View Art Gallery, Bristol 2011 - White Colour, View Art Gallery, Hotwells Bristol 2011 - Wunderland, Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff 2010 - National Eisteddfod Visual Arts exhibition, Y Lle Celf, Ebbw Vale Wales 2010 - The Pembrokeshire Open, Joanna Field Gallery, Milford Haven Wales 2010 - 'Vernissage', La Perdrix centre for the arts, Riberac France 2010 - Winter Open, Oriel Q Gallery, Narberth Pembrokeshire 2009 - Winter Open, Oriel Q Gallery, Narberth Pembrokeshire 2008 - Drawing Together from the everyday , Oriel Myddrin, Carmarthen Degree shows 2010 - Degree show West Wales School of the arts, Free Range Art, Bricklane East London 2010 - Graduate Show, West Wales School of the Arts Residencies 2010 - Residency at National Botanic Garden of Wales, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - 1st prize The Pembrokeshire Open, Joanna Field Gallery, Milford Haven Publications 2009 - Self Portraits from Around the World - by Ovenden Contemporary art