Michael Davidson- Recent Work
Michael Davidson is a painter living and working in Toronto. He graduated from the semi-infamous University of Guelph's Visual Arts program with a BFA in 1988 under the tutelage of Tony Scherman, Suzy Lake and others who made the school what it is. His Curriculum Vitae is linked here. In the last twenty years of exhibiting, his painting work has become more increasingly concerned with the trajectory of late modernism and painting as a pure medium in the sense that we discuss such things in the work of Robert Ryman or, say, Barnett Newman. They are paintings outside of the context of fashions in the world of contemporary art, which is to say - they exist only in the framework of their own internal logic. They are concerned with gesture and total economy of figuraion. In this sense they should not be considered 'abstract' in any way. They are indeed figurative and representational – though not necessarily related to that 'representational world' that we normally think of when we hear the word.
OTHER WORKS FROM 2012