The paintings of Jo Davenport inhabit the liminal space between the fading past and the emerging future in their colourful invocation of the landscape. For Davenport, the notion of space is not defined by perspectival structures but it is conceived as a meditative resting place between the real and the imagined. Through layered colour, impulsive mark making and erasure, the artist brings the transient into view, invoking the complexities of memory and representation. This mnemonic and tectonic construction of the image conflates fact with imagination, spawning an abstraction that conveys both an intellectual and sensual way of experiencing the landscape.
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