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C-type unique photograms

Courtesy the Artist

Robert Davies has collected dead insects in his studio and placed them directly onto the surface of a photosensitive material, then by exposing it to light he created these
photograms. These images force us to consider the abundance of insects that share our living space.
They bring to mind naturalists' collections and represent the interest for scientific investigation and cabinets of curiosity, which were a trademark of gentlemen's homes. It also highlights Attingham's collection of Natural History books.

Robert Davies

Robert Davies is a photographer and artist who has created a series of farm animal and racehorse drawings, inviting us to consider the different ways that humans regard the animals that they keep and utilise.

Racehorses are held in high esteem and often given human characteristics when they are described - strong, brave, spirited, intelligent. The animals of food production are measured by their productivity (conversion) and treated in a way that reflects this. The farm animals Davies has drawn now live at the Farm Animal Sanctuary, in Worcestershire.

Davies' intention with this work is to reinterpret our relationship to these animals through the equal representation of the animals, disregarding the status differences of their usual roles.

Robert Davies' recent solo exhibitions include 'Animals' at Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery in 2011, 'Drawings', Hilary Crisp Gallery, London in 2010 and 'Year', FAS, London and 'Sleepwalking', Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, both in 2008. He has also exhibited in group exhibitions extensively throughout Europe.