About Joshua Davison
Joshua is a self-taught contemporary painter and sculptor with a diverse body of work themed around portraiture and botanics. He works with oil paints, wood, epoxy resins and spray paint to create artwork that aims to blur the lines between painting and sculpture.
After picking up painting in his last year of college, he went on to win the top painting award that same year. He then studied at Elam School of Fine Arts for one year before deciding to leave university and make art full-time. This brought 5 years of drastic personal and artistic growth which has taught Joshua many things, most importantly how to imagine, plan, and produce large high-quality artworks.
Joshua has a logical approach to making art, viewing each new piece as an individual lesson that can sometimes last 3-4 months. Rather than practising a technique before starting, Joshua will often throw himself in the deep end and begin work straight away on a large-scale. This has allowed for huge leaps in development, ultimately improved productivity and allowed him to produce many artworks in completely different styles. He banks each style/technique as a skillset that can be used, manipulated or merged later on.
Joshua is inspired and motivated by the old masters, the path to truly original thinking, the bridge between science and art, instigating a range of emotions with artwork, and the prospect of reaching mastery. In a world where it seems everything’s already being done, everywhere, at all times, true originality is rare and mysterious and is often a term loosely thrown around. He looks up to other contemporary artists such as Miles Johnston, Ivan Alifan, Loribelle Spirovski and Henrik Uldalen who are truly original and beautiful modern thinkers.