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20/21 British Art Fair

Leigh Davis

born 1976

Airborne

 

Leigh Davis was born in 1976 in the town of Shrewsbury, but grew up in Broseley and Much Wenlock in Shropshire. He studied Silversmithing and Jewellery in Birmingham between 1995 and 1997, and then completed his Honours Degree in Wolverhampton in 1999 studying ceramics, woods, metals and plastics.  Whilst studying ceramics he discovered his love of sculpture, producing aerodynamic forms in porcelain.  After his degree he continued producing sculptures, and later focused on painting. Leigh has a particular fascination with the deconstruction and isolation of forms and focal points within the landscape.  The results are a creation of abstract paintings that capture the atmosphere of the scenes.  Many of his paintings are of the countryside around his home in rural Shropshire, the rolling hills surrounding Much Wenlock, the dramatic coastline of the Gower Peninsular and the rich and varied coastline of the Isles of Scilly which feature heavily in his work.

 

Solo Exhibitions

June 2013

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford

May 2014

Bircham Gallery, Stamford

September 2015

Rowntree Clark, 20/21 British Art Fair

 

Group Exhibitions

2004 - 2016

Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock

2012 - 2015

Bircham Gallery, Holt

2013 - 2016

Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford

2014 - 2016

Rowntree Clark, London

 

 

bronze on copper base

27.5 cms (11 ins)

signed with artist's initials on base
numbered 1 from an edition of 7
cast in 2017  
with foundry stamp

Provenance:

Acquired directly from the artist

Gallery Notes:

Airborne is one of the first sculptures Leigh Davis has produced since his Honours Degree in 1999.  It displays a highly instinctive understanding of form and balance.  The inspiration is his fascination with the beauty and fragility of old aircraft, viewed at RAF Cosford.

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