Layton Davis

Under the Bridge

Layton Davis is a Brooklyn based mixed media artist, working to build a body of images in conversation and in response to the pre-existing built world around him using both photography and painting. Under the Bridge is part of a larger body of work in which photographs of architectural sites and spaces are the starting point. They are then distorted and warped by creating drawings based on the photographs. These drawings evolve into large scale abstract paintings. Distorting and elaborating upon these existing architectural sites is a world-building experiment for him, an extension of the architect’s creation in a two-dimensional space. He is rarely able to experience the interiors of the facades I photograph, therefore it is only natural to explore what might hide behind them, when left to his imagination.

October 20, 2022

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