Approved: 16.08.2006

Richard Davidson

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts My early work involved paintings of objects (often items of clothing) on isolated, unadorned, grounds. The images I work with often recall my prior career as a lawyer in the City of London: formal, polished, shoes; ties; briefcases; shirts and suits. The images are painted with a sense of affection whilst, at the same time, they are designed to bring into play for the viewer consideration

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  • Location: Chichester, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Private commissions
  • Categories: Painting
 
 

Biography

Concepts My early work involved paintings of objects (often items of clothing) on isolated, unadorned, grounds. The images I work with often recall my prior career as a lawyer in the City of London: formal, polished, shoes; ties; briefcases; shirts and suits. The images are painted with a sense of affection whilst, at the same time, they are designed to bring into play for the viewer consideration of issues such as loss of identity, uniformity and 'clothes as uniform'. I hope, however, that each viewer will bring their own associations with them when they look at these images of everyday things. More recent work has also been often concerned with loss of identity and the life of the white collar worker in the urban society - although my move to Sussex has let to images based on trees. Influences My legal education and career in the City. Areas of work Exhibiting Private commissions Collections Baker and McKenzie (International Lawyers); corporate collection Lord Faulkner of Worcester; private collection numerous collections in USA and UK

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1999 - BA Hons, Wimbledon School of Art 1996 - Foundation, Chelsea College of Art and Design Solo exhibitions 2007 - Paintings, Zimmer Stewart gallery, Arundel 2005 - Richard Davidson - New Works, eyestorm britart gallery, London 2002 - Recent Paintings, The Groucho Club, Soho 2001 - Extraordinary Objects, Riverside Gallery, Richmond 2000 - City Articles, Clapham Art Gallery Group exhibitions 2006 - Pitti Imagine Uomo, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, Italy 2006 - Recent paintings, The Mill Studio, Ford 2006 - Summer show, Queen's Gallery, Emsworth 2006 - The Triumphant Image, The Mill Studio, Ford 2005 - Images in the City, Geffrye Museum, Hackney, London 2004 - Art at West Stoke, West Stoke House, West Stoke 2004 - Chichester Open, Chichester 2004 - RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London 2003 - Chichester Open, Chichester 2003 - Common Fields, Florence Trust/Studio Voltaire 2003 - Pop Culture, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton 2003 - RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London 2003 - Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London 1999 - Artists for the Millennium, Wills Art Warehouse, Fulham 1999 - Artists of Promise, Art at Fleet Place 1998 - Gush, Wimbledon Library Gallery 1998 - No Fantastic Poisons, Wimbledon Library Gallery