Artist Jenny Davis
WELCOME to Outlook8studio
Jenny Davis is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media including: painting,drawing, collage, sculpture, assemblage, recycled arts, photography, installation, video, sound and virtual worlds. Jenny has exhibited widely within Australia and overseas in New York, Berlin, Spain, France, UK and USA. Her work is in numerous private and public collections in Australia, UK, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.
At Outlook8studio, I would like to share with you…
Why did you open Outlook8studio?
After receiving injuries to my neck and spine in 2000, I knew I had to find other ways to get my art out there and opened Outlook8studio blog and shop.My dream is to make a full- time living from my art. I love doing what I do and will always create no matter what.
What art do you most identify with?
Abstract Expressionists especially Rothko, Pollock, the Surrealists, Dada, Vincent, Tapies, Joseph Cornell, Picasso, Manet, Ian Fairweather, Max Ernst, Basquiat, and so many more.
Describe a bit about your process. Is everything planned?
No not really with my abstract work. Most of my abstract painting is about the creative process the end result is never in my mind. My job is to discover new things as I’m doing them.
I usually work spontaneously, very quickly, to keep the momentum, using, rags, scrapers, broom, hands and sometimes, brushes. Some paintings just happen ( not often) and others will take weeks, even months, to resolve.
I like to play with materials, textures, colour and form, making marks ,then tossing in something to throw it off then, bringing it back again. I do connect to my ideas and interests , but its usually subconsciously at the time of working, it’s after I can see a connection.
When working on a series of paintings, drawings or a sculpture installation, its just bang, bang ,bang, like I’m somewhere else in another world. When I surface, I’m always surprised at the end result.
The past few years my work has expanded, changed and can be more issued based in some areas. With my sculpture it’s completely the opposite. I need to have my objects all around me and it’s a much slower process, a more thought out mathematical, creative, process Especially with the welded pieces.
Thank you for supporting my art