Paul Davies | Architectural Review

Paul Davies has been featured in the Architectural Review essay ‘Limbo Architecture – Painters of Modernism’ written by Aaron Betsky.

Aaron Betsky is a preeminent curator, writer and educator of architecture, art and design, previously curator of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008, curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from 1995 to 2001 and director of the Cincinnati Art Museum from 2006 to 2014. Discussing postwar modernism and modernist architecture in contemporary art practice, Betsky references Davies work alongside artists such as Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig, Enoc Perez, Stefan Kürten and Paul Winstanley.

Of Davies’ work Betsky writes, “One building, its architecture supposedly neutral in intent and an open frame for living, takes on a variety of different qualities through a combination of perspective and paint.” – Aaron Betsky, Architectural Review

“Davies also paints structures familiar to students of architectural history, such as Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, but in Displaced Villa (2013) he gives it a swimming pool and colours the surroundings that suggest a magic realist version of the tropics.” – Aaron Betsky, Architectural Review

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