Anna U. Davis, ‘NO MORE! ’, 2009, Artist's Proof

Anna U Davis (Swedish, b. 1975) paintings consist of grey-scaled abstracted figures called “Frocasians” (an amalgam of Afro and Caucasian.) They are meant to transcend racial divide and are inspired by her interracial relationship. Davis chose the color grey, since grey is a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color “without color.” The “Frocasian” characters carry out Davis’ target subject matter, which draws upon a broad range of influences that internalizes her fascination with gender relations, sexuality and other social issues. What started as hard edge acrylic paintings, has evolved into multidimensional work, which incorporates acrylic paint, ink drawing and paper collage. Davis intention is to merge the three mediums into one solid surface, in order to create a painterly, brushlike quality.

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About Anna U. Davis

Swedish, b. 1975, Sweden, based in Washington, DC, USA

Group Shows

Galerie Myrtis, 
Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch