Posts Tagged ‘Drawing’

Line Walking. Working with Line.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Line is a point moving in space. Playing with line fascinates to me. By letting go and just allowing the movement to take over, allows me to go in-between, out and off edges.

 

 

The materials I use vary. I may use paint, pencil or crayon on vintage book papers, thread on antique cloth, scratch with implements, or, use wire to make tangles. Lines often define the edges of a form, but not very often in my arts practice.

 

 

Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.

 

 

Paint lines

 

 

Drip lines

 

 

Thread lines

 

 

Free flowing lines

 

 

Frottage lines

 

 

String lines

 

 

© 2018, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Wallmatter. New Paintings and more available in the Gallery.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

New Paintings, sculpture and more available in the Gallery   Some are already framed others are ready to hang with all hardware attached.   Shipping included in the price!

I am influenced by abandoned and derelict spaces, vacant industrial sites, structures, old walls & graffiti.  The paintings below are about the connections and contrasts of imperfections, found in the urban environment, highlighting, insignificant marks, weathered surfaces.

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© 2016, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

New Drawings 2015. “Line Play”

Monday, January 5th, 2015

“Line Play” series. My first drawings for 2015. Automatic, intuitive mark-making and play, using graphite dust, black drawing inks, acrylic paints and sealer.

(Click on thumbnails to see larger images)

Line Play 1

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Line Play

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Line Play 2

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Line Play 3

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Line Play 6

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Line Play 4

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Line play 5

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© 2015, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

” No Yes” Book.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Today I made my first ever limited edition artist books. The past few weeks I’ve been working with Queensland artist, Jack Oudyn  creating, 2 original artist books. We sent the original books across the country many times in the post, from Victoria to QLD, so we could both add our marks.

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“No Yes” Book 1/3

 

It has been a challenge to get the maths right with the edition. They are far from perfect and I lost a few marks in the process, which, I think only adds to their charm and it’s been a lot of fun, learning from mistakes made along the way.

Each little “No Yes” book measures W4 x H5 x L40cm. made from 160gsm. goatskin parchment paper in cream.

 

© 2014, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Rustic Catalan Farmhouse & Frottage.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

I find Frottage rubbings are fun to do.  I did the rubbings, when I was an artist in residency in Spain. The rustic farmhouse was over 200 years old and once a winery. It had amazing textures throughout and the studio’s. were very generous in size.

© 2014, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Dungeness Trekking. The Seine.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Hand drawn mapping and aerial views of the world

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fragments from the landscape using marks and signs left behind in natural and man-made environments.

 

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a day trip to Dungeness in England with my family in 2005

 

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Notations

Quick observations of found numbers and signs ephemeral and permanent, on the Seine river in Asnieres- sur- seine, France in 2007.

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Please click on images to enlarge or if you wish to purchase!

© 2014, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Yellow. VMH & Mapping. Drawings.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

3 drawings on Australian acid-free drawing paper 2013.

Click on each image to see a larger view!

Acrylic paint graphite and thread

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graphite oil pastel felt pen

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mixed media with collage

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Each drawing approx. 42 x 29cm. / 16.5″ x 11.5″ in size.

© 2014 – 2015, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Dangerous Pulp Fiction Drawings.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

4 little drawings
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vintage pulp book paper & gesso

 

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graphite, water colour paint & revenge

 

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drawing with thread & old embroidery cloth

 

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dangerous

 

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A nocturnal visitor… Click on images to buy

 

© 2014 – 2016, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Traces Left Behind. My Brother.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Couldn’t get out of bed this morning after a rough night’s sleep.

 

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Instead, I grabbed my old Pilot mechanical pencil and did some little drawings on an old book cover I rescued from hard garbage.

 

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My drawings are intuitive and spontaneous. Using construction type marks, I like to pull apart things and go back to the beginning to find the essence

 

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leaving traces of where I’ve just been, like traces left behind in the environment from nature, human beings and all living creatures.

 

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Sometimes, when drawing, I remember my childhood when watching my older brother draw plans for buildings, real and imaginary. When he was at work I would go into his room and look for ages at the drawings on graph paper and lined exercise books.

 

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Today, my brother is a very creative builder, cabinet maker and teacher. 50 years later, I still love to watch him draw his plans and architectural ideas on bits of paper. They are so precise, detailed and unique.

 

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Where does drawing take you ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2014 – 2015, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Drawing & Collage on Vintage Index Cards.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Drawing & Collage on Vintage Index Cards.

“Indexing” a series of small abstract drawing & collage

 

Size 20 x 13cm.

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collage with vintage found papers

 

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watery black ink & pen

 

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tissue and hand drawn doodles

 

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original vintage French script

 

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with oil pastel on old index cards

 

 

© 2014 – 2016, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Featured Artist at “Artsy Shark”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Latest news!

I’ve just been featured at Artsy Shark. Thank you!  Carolyn Edlund for all your hard work and for doing such a great job promoting artists and getting their work seen.

Featured Artist Jenny Davis
Artsy Shark presents Australian artist Jenny Davis. Her mixed media work uses recycled and reclaimed materials. Enjoy her portfolio and see more about Jenny here.

Jenny Davis is an Australian artist, working from studios in Victoria, Australia and Paris, France, where she sometimes lives. As an artist, she enjoys working in many disciplines including: painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, collage, recycled design, sound and virtual worlds. Jenny has shown her work in many countries, including Australia, Germany, Spain, France and USA. Her work is in private and public collections across Australia, UK, Europe and the U.S.A.

Starting out primarily as an abstract painter and sculptor, Jenny’s arts practice has evolved and crosses over into many areas and disciplines. Recycling and reusing items in her work is very important. Stuff that usually goes into landfills and gleaned from the streets of Melbourne and Paris, or wherever she travels. Street litter, food packaging, advertising materials, advertising materials and all kind of paper ephemera are collected and saved for this purpose.

“All this wonderful stuff I reclaim and use in my collage and sculpture.”

“My source of creativity is spontaneous. It can mean spending days even weeks in the studio and strange places contemplating and “collecting energy”. Once I focus and sit with that energy it can take off in all areas. I then definitely need to put down a feeling or emotion, with colour, marks, words, assembled objects, or digital images still and moving. Whatever it takes to get it out! I use various techniques, materials and tools to realize my ideas.

The same goes with my photography. It’s spontaneous and unrehearsed. I like to tell strange stories with my photography and will put myself in uncomfortable spaces to achieve this. I have a wonderful space I found in Paris, I call the dungeon. I can spend hours down there waiting for something to take off. “

At the moment, I am fascinated by the narrative we tell ourselves, when placed in unfamiliar situations. Our mind seems to fly into “spontaneous imagination” and not focus in the moment. I want to seize those imaginary stories and create something with it.

I love spaces underground. There’s a life underneath the earth, and people don’t know about it, but it’s very busy and living, I have taken photos of the Eiffel Tower but I go under it, and look at closer fragments. I’m inspired by many things: Creative minds, Science as art, varies art movements and artists, Ernst, Miro, Tapies, Surrealism, Dada, Abstract Expressionists’, Natural history, Psychology, de-construction , Chaos theory, collecting found- objects and street litter, graffiti, street art, books, vintage and antique, travel and more.

 

© 2011, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Spirit of the Valley

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY


An abstract feeling ….In this painting I wanted to capture the “Spirit of the Valley” in an abstract way. The colours connect to the mood of Yarra Valley’s lively communities, rich in it’s, various cultures. The arts, food and wine intermingled with the tranquillity and soul of the surrounding landscape

To see all my work please go to my  ‘Gallery”

Funny how things seem to workout. Recently I had a fall and broke my arm.

I have been wanting for ages to update my” Gallery” but, always find it too hard to drag myself away from the studio. Since breaking my arm though, I’ve had too slow down and take it easy. Over the past few weeks I have managed to use the computer with my left hand to upload more paintings, drawings  and sculpture for you to browse.

I offer all my art at studio prices, eliminating huge gallery and agent fees.

Saving you $100’s…

Please see Buyer Info

If you have any questions or would like to see a high resolution photo of a piece, please contact me at Outlook8studio and I will do my best to help you.

Hope you enjoy !

“Stimulate your senses.Suggestive and powerful abstract art with a spark, to generate new ways of thinking, to move and inspire us. Jenny Davis award winning, Australian Contemporary artist , paint’s what she feels. Bold and stunningly colorful abstract paintings, that reveals the power and brightness of color, through the different effects of form and texture which spring from the canvas.”

Paula Trevisan, International Art,Ferrara , Italy in 2010

© 2010 – 2011, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Meet the Tenant Project – The Dungeon Paris

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Meet the Tenant Project – The Dungeon Paris

Over the past 3 months I have been living and making art with my daughter in Paris. I came here to  finish off an arts project I started  2 years ago.

Meet the Tenant project began during the Summer of 2007, when I ventured down into the underground area of an apartment block in Asnieres sur seine. I sensed the presence of past lives lurking within the walls and this became the starting point for my project.

I call this space “The Dungeon” Within days I had massed hundreds of images, video, photos and drawings. I took them back to my studio in Australia and have been working on the project ever since. I edited the videos into an 18 minute piece and printed out some of the photos. Developed a story-line which keeps changing, and created a proposal to be performed . (See 1st draft below)

Today back in Paris 2010, I’m still no closer to resolving this project its forever ongoing and not sure where it will end up and its driving me mad.

Proposal No.1 $10,000Jenny Davis 2010

“Go to Paris from Australia & live in an underground space for 7 days and document everything that happens with video, photographs, drawings, whatever. All things created become yours. You will own the experience, everything, including my clothes, shoes, food containers ,implements etc…I will deliver them to you. The art piece is… The whole experience…. you can do with it what you want”

(Due to sub zero temps. this project was canceled and may be performed at a later date)

An underground space under the Notre Dame Paris

Map copyright PlanetWare.com

© 2010 – 2016, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Latest things I’ve been up to…….

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

VIDEO OF A PAINTING CREATED LAST WEEK plus other projects on the go I don’t sleep much at night as ideas keep cramming my head. I have to get up and go to the studio. If Ive been up all night like the mad professor in the lab creating monsters……you may catch me in bed during the day sleeping.

MY LATEST CHALLENGES….. No one can do everything but everyone can do something ….Sustainable Dave

THE ONE WEEK TRASH CHALLENGE
Collecting all my personal rubbish for 1 week I will make an installation from it and post here as well as send to Daves website.
Its amazing what we toss away without noticing.
To try the challenge yourself Go to Sustainable Daves website.
http://sustainabledave.squarespace.com/ THE LANDFILL PROJECT
Ive been invited to create art from a used metal hubcap and send it to Landfillart in US.
Landfillart is an international effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage and create fine art.
www.landfillart.org

© 2009 – 2012, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.