Michael Davidson

Big Sky Mind I
Oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm, 2012



Big Sky Mind II
Oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm, 2012



Ex Oriente Lux
Oil on canvas, 137.2 x 152.4 cm, 2012



Night Swimmer
Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 76.2 cm, 2012



Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 137.16 cm, 2012

British curator Lisa Le Feuvre once wrote that Matthew Carver’s paintings explore the illusion of space within the painting in order to investigate how representations of urbanism can be mapped onto the experience. Graduated in 2005 with MA Fine Art with Distinction from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK; Carver had put up 10 solo exhibitions in various art spaces in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, and Berlin. Carver has been actively participating in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in various cities across the globe. His works are in the collection of various institutions: Saatchi (London, UK), Taittinger (Switzerland), Museum London (Canada), and Canadian Art Collection, RBC Financial Group (Canada).

In 1999 Michael Davidson was responsible for the exhibition TRANSlinear, which he co-curated with Art Historian Ihor Holubizky, an exhibition which toured nationally. Davidson’s work can be found in collections in Canada, the United States, Australia, England and has exhibited in London and New York and Los Angeles. Among many recent occasions, he has been invited to residencies at Triangle, New York City, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (US) and in the Fall of 2012 to the TARP program in Malaysia, in conjunction with TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Davidson’s paintings are featured in the book entitled 26, published in the spring of 2007, where he refers to abstraction, his abstraction, as the factual language of the invisible.