Jack Davey (b. 1990, London) received respective Masters degrees in Fashion (2013) and Fine Arts Sculpture (2018) from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. He currently lives and works in London, England.
Working primarily as a sculptor engaged with textiles, Jack has explored digital media, sound and collage as part of his larger installations.
Through his work, Jack attempts to capture energies and emotions within a solid structure and asks how one might imbue those qualities into an inanimate object.
This is investigated through material experimentation, theoretical research and themes such as sexual frustration and desire, anger, behaviour, human anatomy, the subconscious and hidden messages. The backs and undersides of the works are heavily decorated with drawings, spray paint and photocopies; sexualised images, images of works destroyed or works that never came to fruition. This private dialogue with the work allows Jack to load the work with information that is totally obscured from the viewer. Using the work as a place to store personal memories and desires.
Fundamentally, Jack aims to dissect, analyse and re-build these elements to create a new sculptural language. A consciousness held within an object.
What desire means to me:
Desire is understanding what your heart wants and trusting your body to guide you.
Untitled self portrait
Black & White photocopy on paper, 2023