The Mass Ornament
Over the past 20 years, American painter Ian Davis has created a body of work that is just as recognizable as it is enigmatic. In highly narrative, darkly humorous and downright surreal settings, Davis chronicles moments of human gatherings, often immediately before or after a disaster of sorts. Hordes of supra-individual, faceless figures are arranged in almost ornamental tableaux – reflections of our post-industrial society.
Accompanying his first exhibition with Galerie Judin, this monograph grants comprehensive insights into Davis’ practice, highlighted by an essay by the curator Krist Gruijthuijsen.