Alan Davis studied at Mount Allison University, University of Toronto, and Queen's University and is Head of Art at Patana International School in Bangkok. Alan's photographs resemble a fusion of painting and early historical photographic processes. The silver metallic highlights of the photographs blend an antique and a modern aesthetic. Alan explores the "everyday" in his work but transforms it; taking something simple and making it monumental or sacred. He plays on the symbolic qualities of the objects while the subtle tones and reflective qualities create a meditative resonance. Alan's work depicts an absence or void in time. The images of fruit, flowers and landscapes are timeless, eternal and universal. The large format of his works is almost iconographic, presenting the viewer with the idea of the absolute. The photographs freeze the "known" in time, presenting it in a carefully crafted way that reveals nature as grand, holy and sacred. Alan achieves a slight tension or suspension from "being" as if the work was a meditation. They are "Still" or "Holy" sites. Like a sacred relic; pristine and balanced, old and new, presenting a dislocated sense of time. Alan's work is quiet with no quarrel, no conflict, no competition, and no struggle.
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2012||Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, ON|