Approaching landscape from a fresh angle, Julian Davies combines his interest in maps with that of abstraction, colour, form and surface texture. The work investigates how rural and urban areas can be, and often are, edited into one image to produce a landscape based on both reality and memory - thus becoming a unique personal cross-section. This bringing together of elements of the real and the remembered, along with the artists' personal experiences and affinity for the area, intrinsically become important aspects in the work. Certain places and times can take on special meaning or folkloric significance, and it is these that he represents in his paintings.
"Art is not a mirror with which to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it" - Bertolt Brecht.