Angelina Davis

Shrouded Trees

Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
160 x 260 cm

“Two trees are at once concealed and revealed by drop curtains. A glimpse of a landscape beyond recalls a sickly Paul Nash painting. Assembled, are a hastily made pile of logs and a trailing wire along with a cutout tree stump. They populate an ambiguous space: a stage or an artist’s studio. The moment before or after, contrived through the act of painting. I am interested in the narratives that emerge, wistful, comic and unresolved. I look back constantly through painting and consider my relationship with history and culture, as well as the small stuff.”