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Davyd Whaley 1967 -2014

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Mary, 2010 Oil On Canvas 30 X 40 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Fields Of Play, 2011 Oil On Canvas 149 X 64 X 3 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 3 - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic On Wood 12 By 12 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 8 - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic & Mixed Media On Cardboard Framed 1" White Wood Under Museum Glass 14 X 17 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Study for Beauty - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic & Mixed Media 1" White Wood Behind Museum Glass 19 X 24 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 2 - Beauty Series, 2011 Acrylic 10 By 8 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Journey, 2011 Oil, Enamel On Canvas 40 By 30 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 5 - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic & Mixed Media Under Museum Glass 1"White Wood 14 X 17 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Rebirth , May 2011 Oil On Wood 36" X 48" X 2" Framed In Maple © Davyd Whaley
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Faith Destroys Ego, 2012 Oilstick On Butcher Paper Mounted Under Glass 8 X 12 3/4 X 1 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Kiss Them 4 Me, 2012 Acrylic On Paper Mounted & Under Museum Glass 1"White Wood 11 1/2 By 9 In . © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 6 - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic & Mixed Media On Cardboard Framed 1" White Wood Under Museum Glass 14 X 17 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Beauty 4 - Beauty Series , 2012 Acrylic On Paper, Mixed Media Under Museum Glass 14 X 17 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Untitled Santa Monica Series # 7 (Heaven & Hell), 2012 Oil, Mixed Media On Paper (Framed In 2" Black Maple Under Museum Glass) 96 X 72 X 2 1/2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Untitled Santa Monica Series VII - Heaven & Hell , 2012 Oil, Mixed Media On Arches Paper Framed Under Museum Glass 224 By 183 Cm. © Davyd Whaley
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We Agree , 2012 Oil On Canvas 18 X 24 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Untitled Santa Monica Series VIII, 2012 Oil On Wood 13 By 9 In (33 By 24 In) © Davyd Whaley
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Santa Monica Series VII Heaven & Hell , 2012 Oil, Mixed Media On Arches Paper Framed Under Museum Glass 72 X 96 X 4 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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COLOR IS YOUR ONLY WEAPON, 2014 Oil On Canvas 48 X 72 X 3 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Eyes on Ewe, 2012 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Surrender, 2012 Oil, Wax & Found Objects 49 By 36 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Surrender, 2012 Oil, Wax & Found Objects 49 By 36 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Scroll 46 , 2013 Acrylic On Arches 18 By 24 In. © Davyd Whaley
Scroll # 46, 2013 Acrylic On Arches 18 By 24 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Beat Me Into Submission, With Your Prayers, 2013 Oil On Cardboard 36 X 20 X 2 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Château, 2012 Oil On Arches 168 By 59 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Wooden Shoes, 2013 /20/07 Oil, Wax On Linen 36 X 48 X 3 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Narcissus, 1/12/2013 Oil On Canvas 62 By 100 In. © Davyd Whaley
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Still Life, 3/27/2013 Oil, Acrylic On Panel (Framed In 3 " Gold Baroque Frame) 20 X 21 X 1 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Davvyd Whaley with Jennifer Jacobs, Director Art Aqua Miami , 2013 Art Aqua Miami Vip Opening 1 X 0 X 0 X 0 © Aaron Davidson/Getty Images
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LIVERPOOL, 2013 Oil And Encaustic Painted Over Vintage Beatles Poster On Linen Canvas 28 By 36 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Sacred Heart, 2013 Oil, Enamel, Mixed 110 X 72 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Four Last Songs, 2014 Oil On Canvas 72 X 170 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Color Study ( 1 of 2 Studies) , 2014 Oil On Hmp 33 X 44 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Come Back To Me, 2014 Oil And Enamel On Canvas 92 X 120 X 4 Inches © Davyd Whaley
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Sacred Heart, 2013 Oil, Blood, & Religious Objects 72 By 110 © Davyd Whaley
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bristol TN
Birth year
1967
Lives in
West Hollywood
Works in
Santa Fe Art Colony
Schools
The Art Students League of New York, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2013
Art Center College of Design
Representing galleries
Tags
contemporany art abstract, mixed-media
WHALEY - "Subconscious Tendencies"

 Whaley’s Journey into the Realms of the Subconscious and Dreams

The abstract, surreal paintings of American artist Davyd Whaley are replete with elements of story and meaning while providing a glimpse into the artist’s world of the subconscious and dreams. Characterized by bright vivid color, rich tactile depth, a masterful use of shadow and light, the unexpected presence of hidden forms and unparalleled complexity in terms of composition and execution, Whaley’s paintings explore subjects close to the heart of the human experience and the vast cycles of energy and emotion that in many ways define our world. Simultaneously, his work focuses on the ever-evolving play of pattern and how it changes over time and sometimes diverges from the norm. Here, recognizable patterns and/or colors occurring in natural and urban landscapes are broken down and re-created in compelling artistic forms.

Whaley seeks to explore elements of story within his compositions, developing and pursuing powerful subtexts intended to move the viewer and take him or her on a journey into new areas of human consciousness. As he explains, “I suppose paintings are to painters as stories are to writers... manifestations of the imagination. I like to share these stories as they emerge from the unconscious.” Whaley’s paintings are likewise often inspired by dreams, where his subconscious provides him with new ideas to explore that are easily translated onto the canvas. Following the work of Carl Jung, Whaley keeps a dream journal, and much of his art stems from those fragments, images, and vague awarenesses that he records. The artist says that, “I believe our subconscious provides answers to most of life’s questions, if we pay close attention and if we are willing to do something with those answers. There needs to be a willingness to connect.” Indeed, Whaley’s paintings are an effort to connect those answers, to weave the fragments together to ascertain the deeper ethereal meanings and spiritual themes of our lives.