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Crash course for the ravers by Barrie J Davies: 9 February to 5 March 2017

Barrie J Davies (born 1977) is a British artist from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He graduated from the Southampton Institute with a Fine Art degree in 2000 and completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2004. He has exhibited nationally and internationally for over ten years and has made various playful works in painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, print making, performance, fashion and installation.

His work is owned by well-known comedian, Noel Fielding and has also featured in the second series of Channel 4 Comedy “Raised by Wolves” written by Caitlin Moran. His artwork uses a provocative, colourful psychedelic and humorous approach to expose the human condition: notions of success, money, glamour, love, death, sex, gender and religion are picked at with dry comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity. The paintings in the show are influenced by the internet, 24 hour shopping, trashy magazines, kitsch obsessions, bootleg songs, day glo fashion, dubstep beats all fused together in a mishmash of pop styles.

  • Opening event – Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Meet the artist – Sunday 5 March 2017please-do-the-needful-by-barrie-j-davies-2016

 

 

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