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- Image Size: 27 x 36″
- Frame Size: 32 x 41.5″ approx.
- Medium: Giclee – on canvas, hand-embellished
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- Artist Notes About This Image:‘Gremlins’ was on my wish-list of pieces way back in 2016 when planning my first ‘Lost in Hollywood’ collection but it didn’t come to fruition as I wasn’t convinced that I had the concept to do it justice. Since then it has always been a case of timing, or bad timing. ‘Lost in Hollywood 2’ was released in April 2019 and the third instalment was in May 2020 and considering ‘Gremlins’ has achieved cult status as a Christmas film I always wanted to get it done at a time that it would resonate the strongest with all of my collectors who have pestered me for it! It’s kind of ironic actually as the film was released in June but sod it, it’s a Christmas film!
Bloody hell did I love Christmas as a kid, just genuine family time where the magic shone bright. One of the memories was circling which films we wanted to record to VHS from the ‘Radio Times’ magazine whilst cramming in the ‘Quality Streets’ and randomly ‘Eddy Grant’ playing in the background, an album that became a ‘must play’ each Christmas. I’ve just put it on now actually, the beauty of ‘Spotify’, no more dropping the needle and scratching my Mum’s vinyl!
Anyway, I’ve got a story to tell… I have set the scene within a retro shopping mall, a slight deviation to the department store but it’s always good to do something a bit different, bigger and brighter but ultimately darker. What you see is all hell breaking loose caused by a right little shit who started off all cute and then got fed at the wrong time and turned into a monster. Amongst the chaos there are some lovely details to seek out, ‘Rand Peltzer’ who was a struggling inventor has finally got his break and recognition and now thrives within the mall. Cast your beadies out of the windows and you will probably wonder what the feck is the town hall from ‘Back To The Future’ doing there. Who knew but apparently the same set was used to film that scene as was used in Gremlins.
This film is so damned good and the memories that it stirs up are even better! Do they make films as good as this anymore? Probably but just different. This was the piece from this new collection that influenced the release date as I wanted to make sure it could be on collectors walls for the festive period. What you have seen throughout 2020 was planned in the main last year albeit with a few deviations. I worried if I could get into that Christmas spirit in Autumn when creating the piece but because of the effects of Covid-19 and the growing need to look towards Christmas much earlier it has actually been great to embrace it now. Bollocks to bah humbug!
I know this piece is on a good number of people’s Christmas lists and I hope you love it as much as I did creating it. As Eddy would say, it’s just a harmless piece of fun, however, one must always remember with Mogwai, comes much responsibility!
Midnight At The Mall (Gremlins) – Canvas
About Mark Davies:
Mixed Media British Artist Mark Davies was born in Bedfordshire in 1978 and studied Fine Art within the region with his early works being inspired by the compositional qualities of Piero Della Francesca and Giuseppe Arcimboldo whilst finding inspiration in the surrealism of Salvador Dali. Now living in St Neots Mark works full-time as a professional artist from his beautiful converted brick barn studio within the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Mark’s now signature ‘Storyteller’ collection showcases his ability to conceive and implement his own narrative to cherished fairytales and classic fictional stories to stunning effect. Inspired by the eloquence of Hans Christian Andersen and ingenuity of the Grimm Brothers, a whole host of much-loved stories have been turned on their head with each chapter being re-written as Mark embraces the often much more sinister plot and motives of the original authors that most don’t know exists as these classics are re-told to generation after generation.
As well as creating mesmerizing imagery full of detail there has always been a subtle and genuine moral quality to the work created to make you think a little deeper. Mark’s original works have created such a wonderful interaction between artist and audience as each searches out the detail and pieces together the plot with the hope that they can get 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 has played a significant part in Mark’s gallery shows and appearances being so successful and truly special events.
As the body of work has grown so has Mark’s reputation for creating art with genuine meaning, art that stands on it’s own and that is driven by a fascinating multi-layered narrative like no other. His skill of storytelling has expanded across other areas including stage and screen as he delivers his signature style across a broad range of subjects and genres that continue to pull on the heart strings and embrace nostalgia and the memories that we all hold so fondly. In addition to building a solid gallery presence, Mark’s success has seen his work proudly displayed and selling within iconic venues that include the London Playhouse and Fortune Theatre within the iconic West End along with the highly respected Mall Galleries in London.
Watch Mark Davies on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTzb6plbkxD1jXKE9HiJ6Q
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