Plymouth based artist Llyr Davies, works primarily in painting and drawing. His work, abstract and representational in a non-traditional way, draws on the forms and everyday objects with overlaying gestural marks and colour. Energetic and raw, his paintings employ an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, spray paint and collage elements on canvas. Humanity is a key theme to his work through the use of Myths, space, domestic space, urban and architectural form, coastline, moorlands and storytelling.
There is no specific method to his work other than the process itself, they go on a journey and go through many stages before they are complete. Scraping off and overlaying figurative motifs with gestural mark making is one of the many processes to his work. His practice combines his signature elements such as the oval shape which is suggestive of the human form, self, or elements of the natural world.
Llyr was born in Porth Tywyn, South Wales in 1991 and moved to Plymouth UK to study Fine Art at Plymouth University in 2012. He has exhibited work in Amsterdam, Holland as part of the Hans Brinker budget trophy (2014). Llyr has also co organized contemporary exhibition, Shambles (2017) Group shows at Plymouth Art Weekender, Compound (2017) and has had solo shows at Ocean Studios (2020)