Joseph Davey has exhibited extensively in both England and Sweden, where he is now based. He completed his BA in Painting at Brighton University in 2002 and has been exhibiting since.
He says of his work: "My painting practice is a contemplation, reflection, expression and documentation of poignant instances within my life. I am instinctive with my subject matter and find myself often returning to motifs: extensive skylines and unfrequented, vacant landscapes.
I work from source material in the studio, almost always photographs that I have taken. This allows me to reflect on the chosen images and the reason for their collection. It also allows the paint itself to become more dominant in the work.
Oil paint is an incredibly enriching vehicle. The vocabulary of marks available is broad, fascinating and constantly inspiring. My love of the medium is always apparent in my work; it is, I believe, what makes me a painter.
My work has to do with finding form. The marks that I make with paint come to establish an arena which allows more figurative aspects to form themselves."