Christopher Davison, ‘Woman I’, 2017, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2017

Christopher Davison is a New York based artist whose style combines figuration, mythical and sometimes dark subject matter (skeletons, genies, masks, goblets, serpents, sailors, knives, and creatures that seem like they’ve crawled out from the pages of Where The Wild Things Are) with marks made in multiple mediums such as pastel, watercolor, and chalk often overlaid with a collage quality. A folk-like charm can be found in many of his drawings, which conjure up characters from the realm of sailor’s drinking stories or old wives tales. —Courtesy of The Watermill Center

Please note: An additional framing cost of $104 will be applied to the purchase price of the artwork.

Signature: Signed

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Horton Gallery

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