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BALBOA (Rocky) – Billboard

Mark Davies

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Mark Davies – BALBOA (Rocky) – Billboard. Limited Edition Print. Hand Signed

  • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
  • Edition Size: 10 + 2AP
  • Image Size: 24 x 32″
  • Frame Size: 30.25 x 38.5″ approx.
  • Specification:
    – Hand embellished
    – Floated poster and double mount
    – Custom spray-painted frame
    – Sticker decals
  • Price includes frame as shown
  • Free standard UK mainland delivery
  • 10% off when using code – promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
  • Full Certification & Documentation
  • See artist biography below
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Artist Notes About This Image:
‘BALBOA’ was my first piece where I work with smoke detail to create a silhouetted character and I am so pleased by the results. Rather than the static and stark silhouettes that are typical I have strived to inject movement and depth into mine through using the smoke textures. I love how it flows, expanding and contracting to take the shape of the body.The image of Rocky is so incredibly iconic and exists in so many variants, so I was keen on going at this in a different way. Through using the smoke-like textures to create the body it gives off this wonderful ghost-like quality that is perfect for my ‘Lost In Hollywood’ series where we consider the characters from the film that are left behind once the filming stops and the lights go out.

The USA flag has been depicted within the body through the red, white, and blue and the stars whilst hints of the cityscape form the background. I wanted to do something that was gritty where the smoke represents the downtown Philadelphia element whilst in contrast the stars and lighting signify the bright lights of the arena and the fame that Rocky found.

Biography

Mark Davies – BALBOA (Rocky) – Billboard

Mark Davies – BALBOA (Rocky) – Billboard. Limited Edition Print. Hand Signed

Background

Mixed Media, British Artist Mark Davies was born in Bedfordshire in 1978 and studied Fine Art. Mark is inspired by the compositional qualities of Piero Della Francesca and Giuseppe Arcimboldo whilst finding inspiration in the surrealism of Salvador Dali. He now lives in St Neots, working full-time as a professional artist from his studio in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Storyteller Collection

Subsequently, Mark is showcasing his ability in his signature ‘Storyteller’ collection. He has the skill to conceive and implement his own narrative to fairy tales and classic fictional stories. Davies inspiration comes from the eloquence of Hans Christian Andersen and ingenuity of the Grimm Brothers. Equally, a whole host of much-loved stories are turned on their head with each chapter being re-written. Embracing the often much more sinister plot and motives of the original authors as these classics are re-told to generation after generation.

Mesmerising Imagery

Correspondingly, he has created mesmerizing imagery full of detail, and there has always been a subtle and genuine moral quality to the work. Created to make you think a little deeper. The original works create such a wonderful interaction between artist and audience. Furthermore, collectors try to find an insight into Mark’s thinking. Whilst being encouraged to offer their own interpretation of what they see or often don’t see within the image. This genuine engagement plays a significant part in Mark’s gallery shows and appearances being so successful and truly special events.

Solid Gallery Presence

Undoubtedly, as the body of work has grown, Mark’s reputation for creating art with genuine meaning also grows. Obviously, his art stands on its own and that is driven by a fascinating multi-layered narrative like no other. A skilled storyteller who is expanding across other areas and genres, including stage and screen. In addition to building a solid gallery presence. Mark’s success has seen his work proudly displayed. Together with selling within iconic venues that include the London Playhouse and Fortune Theatre, within the iconic West End. Again, highly respected Mall Galleries in London.
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