2019 Finalists

Gerwyn DAVIES

Artist statement: In an age of endless self-imaging, this work is part of a wider practice that aims to explore the boundless new potentials for performing and framing the self that emerge on the stage of the digital image.

Using readymade and everyday materials, characters are assembled through costumes that simultaneously conceal, distend and abstract the body. These figures call attention to their surfaces, exploiting the texture, colour and shine of their artificial second skins.

Each image revels in the spectacle and material excess that is central to a camp aesthetic with each regenerative act of concealment resisting clear categorisation in a queering of the represented body through sculptural and photographic malformations.

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Gerwyn DAVIES
Adonis  2019
from the series Deluxe
pigment ink-jet print
110.0 x 90.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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