I see the creative act as a vital and intuitive means to make sense of myself, my environment and the relationship between the two. The process I use is rooted in an ability to draw from life but the images I render are found completely in the imagination. Rather than trying to draw or paint one particular moment in time, I want to take all of my observations, combine them and allow their form to shift and change under the influence of the unconscious. I believe that only through the workings of the unconscious can I transform the specific experience of my day to day life into something more universal. The resultant images often utilize the human figure as a medium for exploring nature's cycle of death and resurrection.
Christopher Davison is a New York-based painter with an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. His first solo exhibition in New York was in 2009 at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery and his most recent New York exhibition was a two-person show at Horton Gallery. He has been included in exhibitions in New York, Miami, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Boston, Rome, Los Angeles and Brussels. His work can be seen in the public collections of the Rose Art Museum (MA), University of Alabama (AL) and Museum of the Hague (Netherlands). In addition to creating works of art, Christopher is a part-time professor of art in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts, and Moore College of Art. A collection of his work can be seen at ChristopherDavison.com