Jon DAVIS

Born in the USA, he lives and works in Miami.

Five questions | Five answers

What is it like to be an artist in the USA today?
It’s hard. I just think it's hard to be an artist today anywhere now. We are bombarded with art everywhere from the massive art fairs to the huge surge in street art to the online art stores. Sometimes it seems like all that has taken some of the magic away. That people forget how much actually goes into making a body of art and creating your own language through different mediums.

How would you define your work in five words?
Juxtaposition, interesting, capsulating, layered, not shadow boxes!

What is the best tool to create your work? Why? Having the desire and determination to create your own “rules” for your art. I believe that once those rules are established you can break and bend those rules and you know what you’ve done and why you did it. Without that, I think you’re sailing without a rudder. There is so much saturation of art today that its very easy for ideas to bleed into your work and for you to not know why they are there.

What message do you wish to convey through your art?
That everything is built from what has preceded it. Also, our secrets, desires, what goes on behind closed doors, to provoke memories and in a strange way that we are all in this together.

How must a gallery be today in order to represent your work?
Trust. A belief and understanding of what each other is trying to do. The art is very personal for the artist. He/She are putting themselves out there for display and the gallery is saying we believe in them. They both have to know what each other is saying.


RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2015

Exposition en duo, Galerie 55Bellechasse, Paris, France
Art Southampton, Hamptons, USA
Art Miami NY, New-York, USA
Scope NY, New-York, USA

Aipad New York - March 30 - April 2, 2017

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London Art Fair - 18-22 January 2017

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

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International agenda

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Scope Miami - Nov 29th-Dec 4th 2016

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