Mark Davies – Let’s Cook, Bitch! (Breaking Bad) – Canvas
Mark Davies – Let’s Cook, Bitch! (Breaking Bad) – Canvas. Limited Edition Print. Hand Signed
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.
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.
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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Artist Notes About This Image: When ‘Breaking Bad’ was running on Netflix I was always a huge fan. I loved the lead characters, the plot, the darkness, the light, and the vehicles. Yet guess what, I never watched a single bloody episode! ‘WTF’ as you scratch your head in bewilderment. ‘You phoney, you fake! You bloody profiteering charlatan!’ Ok let me explain, bitch! So, Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece ran from 2008 through until 2013 and my life was intense to put it politely. Trust me, I’m not asking you to grab your resin block and shine up your bow for me, there’s no sob story. The reality was I pretty much worked every hour possible and outside of that I was trying to put out fires, so TV took a back seat. It’s always been on my radar to take on and with how things have been over the past year or so I have really been able to relax and get stuck into some great TV.I have been asked over the past few years if I intended to take it on and create a piece that showcased ‘Breaking Bad’ in my signature style. It was actually from creating ‘Petrolheads’ that gave me the inspiration of how I could bring this to life as that scene featured a number of vehicles gathered in a remote part of the desert and had a link to how Walter and Jesse would head out into the wilderness to ‘cook’! So that is where the concept started, and I am so pleased with how this piece has turned out.
In terms of the series and my ‘Petrolheads’ concept, there should be no clear link but if you look closely, you’ll see that the two scenes could be a mere turn of the head between them and I love that. Taking centre stage is the iconic ‘Bounder’ RV with its’ billowing blue crystal cloud rising upwards. What I love about the RV is it seemed to behave in line with the character’s luck at the time. It would choose not to start just at the time when it just bloody needed to and be a saviour on other occasions. Having owned a BMW M3 that I put over 160,000 miles on and been humiliated by the thing as well as saved, it just struck a chord.
The scene shows such a cracking range of vehicles and there is so much detail to seek out, some blatant whilst other references are harder to decipher. I was instantly hooked on this beast of a story, from when the theme music started it got me. It’s such a brilliant example of how a character can change through tragedy and turmoil, where that inner demon is woken. To do so much bad for so much good is so powerful, a classic example of how everyone has a dark side but not everyone can control it.
“I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really… I was alive.”