Jas Davidson lives and works in north west Shropshire.

Educated at St Paul’s School, London and Harrow School of Art, Jas spent a varied career in design before finally settling down to fine art, his first love.

In the 1990s. Starting mainly with wood and found objects, he moved into bronze casting and modelling in composite media. His work is almost entirely figurative, strongly influenced by the myth and legend of the British Isles, exploring our relationships with each other and our place in the universe.

He has shown in London, Amsterdam and Rome as well as regularly in the West Midlands and Wales.

Davidson’s sculpture is firmly embedded within contemporary Fine Art practice, and “invites us to look, to see and to ponder” on the current human condition.

Created in an area of Shropshire rich in legend and folklore, firmly referencing our pagan past, these intricately foliated heads speak of transformation, excitement and the underlying life force. They hold a mirror up to our rapidly changing world; a world in which we are now being forced to face the importance of the role that we play as a part of nature, rather than as a dominant ruler of nature. They tell of our earth-bound humanity that we neglect to confront.

Wedded as we all are to an, arguably, dangerous attachment to centuries of patriarchy and a hubristic sense of our own importance, Davidson tempts and pushes us towards the beauty of nature and the beauty of man as just part of that natural world, reminding us that we are, as he says, “all made of the same stuff”.

Diana Baur 2015

Jas Davidson is a sculptor of wonderful talent whose laminated bronze faces are a blend of the artist’s creative drive and the casting process’ natural outcomes that Jas takes advantage of turning his pieces into unique works of expressive value.

Karen Lappon 2016
Art Critic with ICAC (International Confederation of Art Critics)

…very striking…startlingly realist, with…an hallucinatory quality …

Edward Lucie-Smith 2009 Art Critic & Historian


Comments from past shows…

So creative and lovely to stroke!

Stunning work, very powerful…

Haunting..

Great work – best I’ve seen here in some time…powerful…

Fabulous…

I love (this) work…it made my day…

Davidson’s work is both beautiful and challenging.

You should be locked up…

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