marcus davies – lecturer
Marcus Davies has been teaching for well over twenty years in higher education in Devon. His main specialism is photography, which he teaches at degree level, he is also teaches bookbinding and other graphic arts. Davies has taught on the Totnes Art & Design Foundation Course at KEVICC for the past three years.
Marcus Davies is a fine art photographer who has exhibited extensively in the UK. He has had a solo exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and his work is included in many key collection including The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Saatchi Collection, London and CitiBank, London and New York. He has also exhibited in Europe at Hug Gallery for International Photography in Amsterdam as well as representing The Photographers’ Gallery at the prestigious Paris Photo in the Carrousel du Louvre. He is currently represented by Gallerie Vassie in Amsterdam for print sales, and Millennium Images in London for image reproduction rights.
Davies’ images early photographs were an oblique interpretation of the ‘figure’ in both cityscape and landscape in the world around him. He used both London and his hometown in Devon for much of his work, but during the 1990’s he travelled throughout Europe, capturing scenes from his own characteristic viewpoint. The ‘red thread’ that runs through his work being the exploration of pattern through highly differentiated areas of darkness and light.
In 1998 he first started experimenting with colour abstract photography. He made photographs by cutting geometric shapes from coloured acetate and leaves. His most recent photographic work has involved the use of unspooled lengths of film from his collection of super 8 football films – here a link was made between the predominant colours of the football team’s shirts to the geometric acetate shapes.
Further examples of his professional work can be found here:
2002 – 03
Postgraduate Certificate in Education- Post 16
University of Plymouth
BA (Honours) Fine Art 2:1
Falmouth School of Art
Foundation Course in Art & Design
South Devon College of Art and Technology
Research and Archive
Marcus Davies represents the archive of his father, Thomas Nathaniel Davies and this work can be seen here: www.nathanieldaviescollection.com
Since 2011 he has been working on a collaborative project to restore the original photographs that made the famous John Hinde postcards, this work can be seen at www.johnhindecollection.com