Giles Davies

Festival: 2022

The magazine collage landscapes of Giles Davies have the richness of a photograph from a distance; yet close up reveal a blend of many incongruous fragments of printed photography. Giles uses the rich colour and fine detail in a surreal and playful way, working with scissors, tearing and scalpel. Based on his own photographic reference, his artwork begins with a loose pencil sketch on card. Then, having arranged cuttings to form a ‘palette’, Giles builds up his landscapes using a contact adhesive before burnishing for a fixed flat finish. Giles finds mountains, rock and water particularly inspiring.

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