These drawings were sent to walk amongst you

‘I have never found my voice’, says artist Paul Davis, ‘That’s the beauty of it, you never do – it’s an impossibility as an artist.’

Paul Davis

Sprawling across different media – drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, some framed, some in archives sleeves – you can see a year or so’s worth of Davis work at a new show at London’s Coningsby Gallery.

Paul Davis

A prolific creator of images, Davis’ work – the gallery says – concerns itself with ‘the perpetual bombardment of what life throws at you; love, sex, wealth and penury, idiocy, marketing, dark comedy, politics, religion, overheards.’

Paul Davis

Critic Rick Poyner says of Davis, ‘The people in his pictures seem real because usually they are real. He interrogates friends and acquantances. He listens in on conversations in bars and restaurants – “yes, my husband’s penis is rather small” – and overhears moments of unfortunate candour and self-revelation in the street, “Fuck off. Of course I love you.”’

Paul Davis

These Drawings were sent to walk amongst you is at the Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T, until 2 March.

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