In his vivacious mixed-mediawork, Gordon Davidson creates fields of texture that are deep enough for the eye and mind to get lost in. Davidson paints broad, assertive patterns on aluminum. His colors are bright and sometimes confrontational, and his brushstrokes are confidently gestural. He chooses a single pattern for each composition and amplifies it, stripping that pattern of context and making it seem as if it has no beginning and no end, only reverberations. The motif echoes off the aluminum surface, filling even the space that surrounds the work.
Among Davidson’s chief influences were his studies in industrial design, which introduced him to the concept of combining the space of business with the psychology of art. This aesthetic is the thrilling point where much of Davidson’s creativity lies. His larges cale corporate pieces balance pattern and color to both incorporate and temper the particular elements of the environments that they inhabit.
Davidson was born in Inverness, Scotland and currently maintains studios in both Edinburgh and Marrakech, Morocco. He sells his work through his own company, Gordon Davidson Modern Art and regularly exhibits in London and Morocco.