Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Artist/IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Artist/IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born 1962 in Somerset, England. Has had many exhibitions, has many clients, won many awards and gives talks worldwide. Lives and works in East London. The artist, illustrator and writer Paul Davis was born in Somerset, England in 1962 and has lived and worked in London since 1985. His work has been featured in magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Independent, Print, The Guardian, Eye, I.D., Arena, Blueprint, Creative Review and McSweeney's. Books include What Happens Is Good, Blame Everyone Else, God Knows, Us & Them and Lovely. Davis has had exhibitions worldwide, at The Barbican; Moderna Museet, Shanghai; the National Opera in Tokyo; Adam Baumberg; Andrew Roth; The Wapping Project; Agnes B. and others. He has won some awards over the years; Best Illustrator Working Today and Cartoonist of the Year are two. His website copyrightdavis.com won an honorary Webby. A brand new site is being built. Davis continues to draw, paint, write and photograph every day with the intention of describing the mad and beautiful state of the human species on this speck of dust called Earth. If there was no design, all of us would be living in total chaos. Design helps to tame the chaos: sometimes with prosaic indifference and sometimes with flair and imagination. Designers are the visual police; some are brutal, some see and understand the whole picture. It never fails to amaze me how design works; from tiny corner-shop receipts, through magazines, newspapers, posters and catalogues to packaging, town planning etc. etc. etc. and then worldwide branding for a huge global conglomerate in different languages for different cultures. Design helps and design sells and sometimes can radiate a feeling of enormous well-being. But it needs more drawing and less computer generics. It's a pollutant and boring.
Projects
  • Counter Culture [delayed show due to Covid lockdown]
    Counter Culture [delayed show due to Covid lockdown]Counters, booths, kiosks and desks inspired this work. Booths of behaviour, desks of possibility, altars of human intercourse, simple structures that can elicit mental discomfort or joy or an uneasy stasis where the outcome is unknown. It could go either way. Cashier number three please. These structures are silent helpers, functioning well, doing a good job. A piece of architecture within architecture: analogue, stoic and un-AI. They should be celebrated, especially now after lockdown. WE b
  • BOOM!
    BOOM!A series of new volcano paintings at Jealous Gallery, Shoreditch. https://www.jealousgallery.com/exhibitions/paul-davis Volcanoes are mind-blowing and sometimes so are we. Humans have invented mind-blowing technology, engineering, art, literature, philosophy, medicine. According to the experts, volcanoes were responsible for 80% of the land and pretty much all the water distribution on our 4.6 billion-year-old planet. The water was locked into the rock and through eruptions starting 3.8 bil
  • copyrightdavis.com
    copyrightdavis.comMy website with new work. Just the beginning...
  • The Planets Of Unfailure
    The Planets Of UnfailureA limited edition print based on how wonderful and successful other planets might be compared with what's become of our beloved Earth due to humans in power failing to protect it. It's available as an A2, A1 and A0 archive digital print.
  • LET'S LIVE WITH LESS PLASTIC
    LET'S LIVE WITH LESS PLASTICTia Grazette at Le Good Society asked me whether I'd like to help raise awareness (and money) for a campaign about how we silly humans dumps shedloads of plastic in our beautiful oceans. Using real seawatercolours (sea was from off Hastings), I made a series of insulting bottles and a sculpture of actual seawater. These images is part of a nationwide art exhibition to create awareness of plastic pollution @oceanoutdoor and @oceanforoceans @legoodsociety
  • Jealous Gallery presents Paul Davis: Post-it Note Drawings
    Jealous Gallery presents Paul Davis: Post-it Note DrawingsDue to my show being postponed until later in the year (hopefully), the splendid Jealous Gallery decided to put some of my new and reconfigured Post-it Note drawings on their website. These will not be in the exhibition or the accompanying publication. They are for sale at a reduced rate for a limited period of time. There are 30 in total. A selection is shown below. https://www.jealousgallery.com/artists/paul-davis
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Projects credited in
  • Franco Manca Enzo Project
    Franco Manca Enzo ProjectA series of illustrations for the walls of Franco Manca’s pizzeria in Leeds, Art Direction by Paul Davis. Two colour mono-prints made using eco-friendly vegetable based inks.
Work history
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    Artcopyrightdavis.com
    London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Cartoon
  • Illustration
  • Lettering
  • Art Exhibitions
Awards
    The Webby Awards logo
    The Webby Awards logo
    honorary webbyThe Webby Awards
    For copyrightdavis.com
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    Printed book of the yearPrinted book
    (with Westerham Press) for Blame Everyone Else.
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