DAVID HUGHES & PAUL DAVIS
Renowned fashion photographer David Hughes and iconic artist and illustrator Paul Davis have embarked on a collaboration of photography, painting and everyday objects – constructed with the intention of making something beautiful out of the banal.
Photographic still-lifes daubed with paint and markers, shadows cast as items peek through swirls of colour, small plastic animals look lost, balloons become abstract, scourers attempt to become a rainbow. Freed from the socia-economic and commercial enclave of the shop – these objects become abstract, Dada, they take on a different meaning a world away from their intention and ‘necessary-ness’. The images are fleeting views of the everyday fracturing it into a series of broken visual narratives appealing to both individual and collective stories.