About the Exhibition:
Widely known for his design work, the exhibition extends Davis’ interest in both botanical science and fine arts, propelling his practice in a new direction. His early years were spent between his paternal family’s rubber plantation in the foothills of the Western Ghats and his maternal family’s home in the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala. Largely influenced by these childhood memories of life in the lush green foliage of Kerala, Davis’ current body of works read like larger-than-life botanical illustrations, each painted in a single predominant colour that admittedly is inspired by the abstract style of ‘colour field painting’. Focusing on flowers indigenous to India, or those observed during his frequent trips to the Himalayas and studies of botanicals, Davis’ showcase, ‘Herbarium Indicum’ at Exhibit320 elicits a sense of a fleeting moment, and one of fragility and of beauty most commonly associated with the characteristics of flora and fauna.
A graduate of NID Ahmedabad and Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, Alex Davis’ work epitomizes ‘modern India’ and he is credited for setting the benchmark in contemporary design in the country.
About the Artist:
Alex Davis is an artist and designer who lives and works in New Delhi, India. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Davis went ahead to achieve a Masters Diploma in Product Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad and then a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milano, Italy. He has showcased his works through solo shows in various art galleries across India as well as at prestigious international fairs like Scenes d’interieur at Maison et Objet, Paris, Solone del Mobile, Milano and Abitare il Tempo, Verona.