Toronto ad agency presents latest work from international artist Joshua Davis
March 30, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - "The beauty is in the flaws," says NY-based artist,
, of his upcoming exhibit. Comprised of 25 hand-drawn compositions, each original 24x60" piece is based on the artist's algorithimic patterns and digital illustrations.
See the making-of video at this link:
The fine art exhibition is set to take place at one of
architectural treasures, Hotel Ocho (195 Spadina Avenue) — at
in concert with SPOKE, the combined forces embark as fans of Davis's foundational and continually evolving work in the art and design scene.
Davis writes an artwork agnostic system through code that creates a naturalistic situation for mapping. He illustrates singular assets arranged into banks of drawings organized by theme, and then moves the assets into the developed program, which produces a seemingly random composition based on a structure for creating pattern. Davis then enters a phase he describes as, "becoming the critic," and chooses from infinite possibilities to select 40 villains for the ink drawings. To complete
The Forty Thieves,
the artist freehand draws and inks to create the final piece.
In Part I, 20 pieces plus five hand-inked skateboards will be shown in
this April; a subsequent U.S. exhibition to showcase the balance of the collection is currently scheduled for later this year — as Part II in
Los Angeles, California
, a special Buyer Preview for
The Forty Thieves by Joshua Davis
; available by-invitation via
only. The public opening and sale commences at
, with artwork for sale in-person at the exhibition and also online at
to worldwide buyers. This is a 19+ public event with no cover charge; this exclusive show runs through
2013 at Hotel Ocho.
ABOUT JOSHUA DAVIS:
bred and New Yorker since 1992,
is an artist, designer, and technologist. Davis attended the
in the early 90's, gaining a background in Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Programming; the combination of which lending to his innovative work where he marries creative and analytical concepts to produce stunning patterns.
Davis's unique perception of the concept of composition creation resulted in his induction into the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's 2006 National Design Triennial. Among other accomplishments, Davis has exhibited works at the Tate Modern (
), Design Museum (
), Institute of Contemporary Arts (
), the Ars Electronica (
), and le Centre Pompidou (
A creative agency with offices in
, SPOKE takes a digital approach to integrated communication to craft award-winning, experience-driven campaigns for global brands like eOne Films, Yahoo!
, Disney, LEGO, Contiki and Nestlé Nespresso.
SOURCE SPOKE Agency