Christopher Davison, ‘Portrait (Whirling Head A)’, 2013, Alter Space

About Christopher Davison

Christopher Davison’s ink-and-gouache compositions are Technicolor in hue and kaleidoscopic in effect. His figures, with their inscrutable faces and awkwardly positioned bodies, are purposefully primitive. Part-mythology, part-dreamscape, Davison’s self-invented world is one of severed heads, hybrid creatures, and densely patterned landscapes. With hints of Jean Dubuffet and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Davison’s works call to mind tribal art and obscure origin myths, at once narrative and symbolic.

American, b. 1979, Gallipolis, OH, United States, based in New York, NY, United States