Artist Statement of Markus Davies

Artist and cultural practitioners have been using forms of urban exploration as a mean of engaging with cities, rediscovering spaces, situations and geographies to define a new meaning of urban perception.

I see myself as an urban explorer, navigator, discoverer, exchanging narratives of the city and interpret ever changing conditions of our environment.

For me exploring urban spaces involves ways of sensing, feeling, experiencing spaces differently, to be aware and analyzing images of the city.

My work can be understood as a partial view of the everyday, an investigation into space, form and colour.

In my paintings I try to capture these moods, atmosphere, impressions and personal feelings to develop my own understanding of our urban landscape. I combine all these memories of visual and emotional fragments simultaneously in the painted image. It’s an improvisational and spontaneous process while at the same time feels planned, bringing together painterly expressions into dialogue with my memories of the actual experience.