Julian Davies

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b. 1971 Liverpool, UK

education:
1989 – 1994 BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
1995 – 1997 MFA, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Mountain of my Dreams is basically just about the excitement of seeing Mt Fuji for the first time in the flesh – no more, no less.

Hands all Over deals with the occasional lack of a number 4 in Japanese everyday life – both 4 (shi) and death (shi) are pronounced the same, so it’s considered very unlucky to associate it in hospital wards for obvious reasons – no beds/wards with the number four. Some lifts don’t appear to have a fourth floor either, which is slightly bizarre. The Japanese on the print – ni tasu ni wa go – means two plus two is five, which is just playing around with the fact that the hand has ‘six’ fingers. Traditionally the Japanese expression would be – ichi tasu ichi wa san, or one plus one is three – but I preferred using the western phrase in this instance.

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Mountain of my Dreams
2007
five-colour lithograph
on off white BFK Rives
Paper size: 10 x 13″
Printed image size: 8 x 11″
Edition size 14

Numbered and signed on the front


IMPRESSIONS AVAILABLE

Hands All Over
2007
five-colour lithograph
on off white BFK Rives
Paper size: 10 x 13″
Printed image size: 8 x 11″
Edition size: 15

Numbered and signed on the front


IMPRESSIONS AVAILABLE

HOLE EDITIONS
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Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 2PQ
UK

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