Felt, 2006


Gloss paint on baked acrylic on MDF

24.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 in

61.0 x 61.0 x 2.5 cm

Unique Work

signed and dated on verso

PRICE: $4,000

    About The Work

    Peter Davis has described an interest in producing an image through the removal of paint rather than its application, and his intention to make an expressive mark by means of a more or less mechanical process. Drawn to the authenticity of the abstract expressionist gesture yet skeptical of its current relevance, equally engaged by the more dispassionate works of minimal and conceptual abstract painters, Davis has found a way to take what he needs from both traditions.

    The paintings are made on aluminum panels that have been sprayed and lacquered at an auto shop, each in a carefully chosen color. Upon this extremely smooth surface, Davis applies a layer of gloss paint in a second color, sometimes chosen for contrast to the first color, sometimes to subtly “tarnish” it. He pulls a wide flexible edge through the wet paint in one continuous stroke. By varying the pressure, he removes more or less paint and leaves a film of varying thickness. This process yields forms suspended in the striations left by the edge of the blade, often within narrow borders. The finished works oppose positive and negative, center and edge.They are extremely shiny; the colors richly saturated.

    Courtesy of THEODORE:Art

    • This painting was exhibited in Post Script at Theodore in summer 2019
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