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Amanda Davies

artist  |  Amanda Davies

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Amanda Davies is known for her figurative paintings, transforming a body state experience into an image to be seen. In her artistic practice she has explored connections with feminist artists where self-representation, the role of personal history, the body and process are central. "Historically painting has been intimately associated with the expression of feeling and, for me, particularly of what it means to be human and our transition through sickness ... Read more
Amanda Davies is known for her figurative paintings, transforming a body state experience into an image to be seen. In her artistic practice she has explored connections with feminist artists where self-representation, the role of personal history, the body and process are central.

"Historically painting has been intimately associated with the expression of feeling and, for me, particularly of what it means to be human and our transition through sickness and dying onto becoming a corpse, the inhuman.

I have long been bewildered by the expression of feeling ‘ill at ease’, the disquiet, where there is slippage between what the figure expresses, what the body senses, and what is often irreducible to verbal expression.
Through making personalised marks in painting I suggest a physical connection with the symptom and what it seems to be, bridging the gap and giving an image to the transient, the drift." Read less
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