The Memory Remains – Retrospective Edition (Large) by Mark Davies


The Memory Remains – Retrospective Edition (Large)

Limited Edition of 10 + 2 AP’s

by Mark Davies

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Hand Embellished Giclee on Paper

Edition Size

10 + 2AP's

Image Size

32" x 24"

Framed Size

40" x 32"

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The Memory Remains – Retrospective Edition (Large) Mark Davies

The aim was to find a way that combines music, movies, arcades and toys and to give each a real presence but all coming together to create an authentic street scene. So I have created a piece that focuses on an ageing shop that is full of all of the amazing things that you draw from when reminiscing. There is an enchanting window display with toys and games in front of a strong purple curtain that hints at more wonders further into the shop that are obscured.

There is a message on the shop front warning people that objects in the shop window appear larger in your head – playing on the fact that when you think back to getting a present the box was so much bigger than it actually was. Castle Grayskull for me was just that, the box seemed to be 10 feet wide!

There is a grabber placed in the window above the display, the idea here is that it represents your brain where it can grab an object and it’s memory and plant it in your head – the shop is exactly that – it represents your memories hence the sign saying the shop is always open. It is these deep rooted memories that stay with us and are ageless regardless of everything outside that changes over time.

To support the street scene there is also a hint of an old cinema and arcade that shows the overlaid posters to give that sense of time passing. I have used maple leaves to add detail to the scene, these work nicely to interact with the objects and have featured green to red to further signify time passing. I will leave you to spot everything else

Mixed Media British Artist Mark Davies was born in Bedfordshire in 1978 and studied Fine Art within the region with his early works being inspired by the compositional qualities of Piero Della Francesca and Giuseppe Arcimboldo whilst finding inspiration in the surrealism of Salvador Dali. Now living in St Neots Mark works full-time as a professional artist from his beautiful converted brick barn studio within the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Mark’s now signature ‘Storyteller’ collection showcases his ability to conceive and implement his own narrative to cherished fairytales and classic fictional stories to stunning effect. Inspired by the eloquence of Hans Christian Andersen and ingenuity of the Grimm Brothers, a whole host of much-loved stories have been turned on their head with each chapter being re-written as Mark embraces the often much more sinister plot and motives of the original authors that most don’t know exists as these classics are re-told to generation after generation.

As well as creating mesmerizing imagery full of detail there has always been a subtle and genuine moral quality to the work created to make you think a little deeper. Mark’s original works have created such a wonderful interaction between artist and audience as each searches out the detail and pieces together the plot with the hope that they can get an insight into Mark’s thinking whilst being encouraged to offer their own interpretation of what they see or often don’t see within the image. This genuine engagement has played a significant part in Mark’s gallery shows and appearances being so successful and truly special events.

As the body of work has grown so has Mark’s reputation for creating art with genuine meaning, art that stands on it’s own and that is driven by a fascinating multi-layered narrative like no other. His skill of storytelling has expanded across other areas including stage and screen as he delivers his signature style across a broad range of subjects and genres that continue to pull on the heart strings and embrace nostalgia and the memories that we all hold so fondly. In addition to building a solid gallery presence, Mark’s success has seen his work proudly displayed and selling within iconic venues that include the London Playhouse and Fortune Theatre within the iconic West End along with the highly respected Mall Galleries in London.