On Thursday, I attended a private viewing of artist Marcus Davies’ latest paper-cut collection – Safari, at the Paul McPherson Gallery in Greenwich. Marcus’ signature style involves complex cut and torn paper collages, resulting in incredibly bold and colourful portraits, inspired by nature.
I’m a sucker for bright colours and bold designs, so I was immediately a fan of Marcus’ work – some of which is many metres tall and wide – a real masterpiece! Seeing the artwork in real-life is paramount, as you can really appreciate the pain-staking technique; the layers and textures of paper used give a real sense of depth and substance – you want to stroke the animals as though they’re real!
The exhibition is great inspiration if you love paper-cut art and designs; I’ve no doubt it takes a lot of patience and man hours to achieve. This awesome collection marks Marcus’ return to his first love of illustration and wildlife, after a successful career in the fashion industry. The work is a testimony to Marcus’ eye, patience and research preparation, which bring these works to life.
You can buy Marcus’ original works, or purchase prints and greetings cards on his website. Alternatively, visit the studio before 24th May 2014 to see the collection first-hand.