Under The Influence

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Santa Monica # IX, 2012 Oil On Claybord 14 By 9 (Framed 15 By 10 In) © Davyd Whaley
Under The Influence
Curated by: Renee Rosso

224 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
February 23rd, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013
Opening: February 23rd, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
(310) 273-3377
Mon-Sat 10-7; Sun 11-5
abstract, figurative


The genesis of my art comes from my dreams and my subconscious with a basis in spiritual beliefs and Jungian psychological connections. In more technical terms, I am drawn to asymmetrical forms and the energy and power provoked from the contrast of light, depth and color.

I paint by building up thick layers of pigment with a palette knife to more effectively achieve special color effects. A raised surface is important in my paintings to convey feelings and contribute a three-dimensional effect to the overall piece. My finished pieces contain meandering strokes, thick with color and texture. I paint in episodes, each work expressing a moment; each canvas a spiritual sequence, like dreams linked in our subconscious by ethereal themes or meanings. We do not get all the information on how to live our everyday lives in just one dream. They come in short, little bursts like thunderstorms. Just like storms, dreams have patterns if we piece them together.  

My figurative work focuses on women, and our culture's obsession with beauty, sexuality and gender issues.