In the 1960s American West Coast painter Ronald Davis was recognized for his hard-edge, acrylic Op-art paintings on shaped canvases that possess a multiplicity of self-contradictory spatial illusions, with stripes, zigzags, checkerboards etc. From there, he began to make geometrically shaped canvases with flat all-over colours. For these works, he adopted the technique of painting directly with liquid resin reinforced with fibreglass to produce a strong illusion of three dimensions and effects of perspective, combined with a luxuriant richness of colour.
Davis has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. His works have been exhibited in nearly seventy solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Oakland Museum of California and Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, and hundreds of group exhibitions.
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