11/14/14

Paul Davies | Exhibition at UNSW Art and Design

Paul Davies had a one night only exhibition at the galleries at UNSW Art and Design. This show comprises of the work Paul has completed for his masters at the UNSW College of Fine Arts.

Paul Davies has been exhibiting as an artist since 1999 both in Australia and internationally. He has a studied at the National Art School and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the UNSW College of Fine Arts and it is with this show that he also completes his masters by research. Paul’s work is in public and private collections around the world. The artist lives and works in California.

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05/14/14

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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04/29/14

Paul Davies | Artdistrict XIII Exhibition

Olsen Irwin artist Paul Davies’ exhibition of new works, Built in Translation II, is currently showing at Artdistrict XIII in Delhi, India. The exhibition showcases work produced and inspired from his three month Paris residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, prestigiously awarded by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 2013, Artdistrict XIII is a new gallery in the art district of Dehli.

“I first had the pleasure of seeing Paul’s work when was in Sydney, four years back. My friends, Bradley and Collette, took me for an opening show at the famous Tim Olsen Gallery and I was mesmerised by what I saw.” – Kapil Chopra, mentor, Artdistrict XIII and president The Oberoi Group, Hindustan Times, 2014

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April – May 2014

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04/17/14

Paul Davies | The Design Files

The Design Files takes us inside the Sydney home and studio of artist Paul Davies and wife Sarah. The small home is filled with an exceptional art collection, including works by other Olsen Irwin artists; Andy Taylor, Michael Johnson and Tim Summerton.

“Paul and Sarah’s apartment proves a theory I have long held, which is that bold and even quite large scale artworks are surprisingly well suited to small spaces, often making rooms feel even bigger / grander than they would with bare walls” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

“One particularly treasured piece is a beautiful painting by Andy Taylor which hangs in the couples’ bedroom. ‘All the art we collect is special to us, however our family and friends gave Sarah and I an Andy Taylor painting as a wedding gift!’ says Paul.  ’Andy is one of our favourite artists, and the work reminds us of all the important people in our life’.” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

Although the artist has recently relocated to the USA with wife Sarah, they do plan to return to Australia, and their home, in 2015. For more images and to read the entire post on The Design Files, click here.

Paul Davies available works can be viewed here on the Olsen Irwin website.

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Black and white abstract painting is by Paul Davies (acrylic on canvas, 2007), painting on right hand side is also by Paul Davies, entitled ‘Home in Blue Forest’ (acrylic on linen 2014). Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Bedroom dresser. Painting – ‘Outside: Afternoon’ by Andy Taylor, oil on canvas, 2011. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Artwork above couch – ‘Hanmer Springs and House’ by Paul Davies, pastel on paper artwork by Michael Johnson, cushions by Sixhands. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul hand cutting a stencil in the studio. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul’s studio desk. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Paul’s studio. Painting – ‘Home Built in Palms”, acrylic on linen, 2014 – for upcoming solo exhibition at Art District 13 Gallery, Delhi. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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Portrait of Paul in his Surry Hills studio, located just a short distance from his home. Artwork behind is ‘Home and Pool’ by Paul, for an upcoming solo exhibition at Art District 13 Gallery, Delhi. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

03/20/14

Paul Davies | Real Living

Paul Davies’ work has been included in Real Living magazine’s ‘My Dream Room’ in the March 2014 issue – out now.

All of Davies’ available works  can be viewed here on our website.
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03/7/14

Paul Davies | Sunday Style

The Sunday Telegraph‘s Sunday Style has featured the Centennial Park home of Paul Davies. Davies takes us on a tour of the apartment, which he shares with wife Sarah and their schnauzer-poodle cross, Stella. The space is an eclectic mix of sentimental mementos, designer pieces and beautiful artworks, including pieces by other Olsen Irwin artists such as Tim Summerton and Michael Johnson. “We always keep artworks from each of my exhibitions. I don’t want to see them again, but Sarah selects the ones she likes.” – Paul Davies

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10/3/13

Artwork for the Home | Mim Design

It can be hard to picture the transition of a work from stark gallery wall to domestic everyday setting. However the experience of living with an artwork allows a much deeper appreciation and understanding of an artists’ work – discovering new details, observing subtle shifts in light throughout the day, shaping the mood and feeling of a space and dictating further art and design purchases. The work of Olsen Irwin artists Melinda Harper, Michael Johnson, Paul Davies and Matthew Johnson are feature pieces in the stunning interiors below from Melbourne design firm, Mim Design. And while these perfectly manicured interiors may be a far cry from your everyday family life, they do offer some style cues that can be applied when styling a room around an artwork, from allowing a work to take centre stage to picking up on subtle colours and tones with accent accessories and figuring out the appropriate scale of work for the room.

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Mim Design. Painting by Melinda Harper

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Mim Design. Painting (left) by Paul Davies and (right) by Matthew Johnson

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Mim Design. Painting (left) by Michael Johnson and (right) by Matthew Johnson

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Mim Design. Painting by Melinda Harper

09/28/13

Paul Davies | Albany Art Prize Finalist

Paul Davies has been selected as a finalist in the Albany Art Prize with his work ‘Mum’s House Econolodge Pool’. The exhibition starts tomorrow, 29 September, and runs until 27 October at the Albany Town Hall in Albany, Western Australia.

Albany Art Prize
29 September – 27 October 2013
Albany Town Hall
217 York St,
Albany WA 6330

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Paul Davies, Mums house econolodge pool, acylic on linen 153 x 122cm, 2011

09/4/13

Paul Davies, Chris Langlois and Paul Ryan | Fleurieu Art Prize Finalists

Congratulations to Chris Langlois, Paul Davies and Paul Ryan for selection as finalists in the Fleurieu Art Prize! The selected works, Davies’ ‘Mums House Empty Pool Day Stars’, Langlois’ ‘Waterfield no. 10’ and Ryan’s ‘Wild Colonial Picnic’ can be viewed below. The Fleurieu Art Prize finalists will be exhibited in a series of cellar doors and galleries in the McLaren Vale and wider Fleurieu region from 26 October – 25 November 2013.

More information on the Fleurieu Art Prize and festival can be found here.

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Paul Davies, ‘Mums House Empty Pool Day Stars’, Acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm, 2013

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Chris Langlois, ‘Waterfield no. 10’, Oil on linen, 2012

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Paul Ryan, ‘Wild Colonial Picnic’, 2013

08/7/13

Paul Davies | Dinner at Uccello hosted by Neale Whitaker

PaulDavies_BelleDinnerDon’t miss out on the unique opportunity to enjoy dinner with Olsen Irwin artist Paul Davies and editor of Belle magazine Neale Whitaker. The dinner at Ivy’s rooftop restaurant – Uccello – will feature an Italian menu created by head chef David Lovett with wines from Dominique Portet. Paul has been busy in his studio creating works for the event – below is a studio sneak peak of some pieces that will be exhibited on the night.

Four courses and matched wines, $135.

To book, phone (02) 9282 8634 or email bellebookings@acpmagazines.com.au

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