Matilda Davis creates oil paintings imbued with peculiar characters, latent narratives and cosmological reckonings. Observations of science, art history, nature and objects create molten imagery that forms psychological landscapes in episodic sections. Her focus is both micro and macro. Mise en scenes are painstakingly rendered and placed in fantastical landscapes that pulse with connection to the universe and the self.
Matilda (born Sydney, 1996) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) from the Victorian College of Art in 2017. Select solo exhibitions include Romantic Geometry: Exploring the emotional spiral, FUTURES, Melbourne, 2022; I’ve got something to show you, Neon Parc, 2019. Select group exhibitions include The Bad Gardener, FUTURES, Melbourne, 2023; As Real as it Gets, SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne 2022; 4am Flaming Arrows, Bundoora Homestead, Curated by Jemi Gale, Melbourne 2022; Carny, Neon Parc, Brunswick, 2019.
In February 2024 Matilda will present a solo booth at the Melbourne Art Fair.