Peter Davies

Peter Davies’ colourful lists rank modern and contemporary artists according to his opinions, as in The Fun One Hundred. Davies says ‘The text paintings offer a playful and humorous take on my attempt to understand art history and contemporary art’. Davies’ lists offers explanations as to why these artists are ‘fun’, such as ‘David Hockney – Pool Attendant’ and ‘Vanessa Beecroft – Hanging Out’. A Goldsmiths’ graduate, Davies’ text paintings debuted at the Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1997 and he has since exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Gagosian Gallery and Saatchi Gallery, London. Peter Davies was awarded the John Moores prize in 2002.

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