James Davis – From the Estate 1940 – 2019

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James Davis – From the Estate 1940 – 2019

James Davis exhibition work shows a commitment to figurative, expressionist art and social comment. ‘He is arguably Australia’s foremost living force in the world of Surrealism. Embracing societal scars and whims of fantasy, rampant and verdant nature and the flames of apocalypse, James Davis exhibition takes no prisoners with his paintings.’ Dr. Ashley Crawford, journalist on art and culture for The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review, Australian Art Collector and numerous other magazines.

This online exhibition is a small selection from James’ studio across his different series of paintings ranging from the Botanica Series, to the Edinburgh Gardens and the Bohemian Series, as well as earlier paintings.

Included are also works developed in the manner of Vincent Van Gogh. ‘In convalescing after a serious illness, I read a book about Van Gogh inspiring me to interpret his language in a series of small paintings.  Therefore, what is in these works is not a deliberate act of plagiarism, but a simple inspirational moment that is meant as a tribute to, not a copy of Van Gogh.’ JD 2005

 

 

The Botanica Series - Garden Dreamer 11 2019 oil on canvas 76x60cm $4,200

The Botanica Series - Flora Giagantic 2015 oil on canvas 76x110cm $7,500

The Botanica Series - Brunswick Exotica 2010 oil on canvas 152x152cm $14,000

The Botanica Series - Brunswick Botanica 111 2010 oil on canvas 138x169cm $14,000

The Botanica Series - Garden Dreamer 111 2019 oil on canvas 43x43cm $2,200

The Edinburgh Gardens - The Green Rhino 2010 oil on canvas 137x122cm $15,000

The Edinburgh Gardens Series - Elephant Man 2006 oil on canvas 137x91cm $9,000

The Bohemian Series - M & R Lost in Prague 2012 oil on canvas 107x122cm $8,000

Earlier Works - Kutna Hora 1992 oil on canvas 103x103cm $5,500

Earlier Works - Main Road Kutna Hora 1992 oil on canvas 103x103cm $5,500

Earlier Works - Towards Nicholson Street (Fitzroy Study) 1993 oil on linen 122x137cm $8,500

Earlier Works - Auto Icon (Carlton) 1992 oil on canvas 242x244cm (triptych) $33,000

Earlier Works - Guy Fawkes On Majors Bay 1992 oil on linen 92x122cm $5,000

Earlier Works - The Aquarium 1992 oil on linen 83x122cm $4,200

Earlier Works - Hour The Black Dog 1992 oil on linen 138x122cm $6,500

Earlier Works - Card Players 1991 oil on linen 138x122cm $6,500

Earlier Works - Voyage of Measurement 1997 mixed medium on paper 97x67cm $3,500

The Vincent Series - Olive Grove St Remy 2005 on paper 28x21cm $1,200

The Vincent Series - Untitled 2005 work on paper 28x21cm $1,200

Vincent Series - Hospital 2005 work on paper 28x21cm $1,200