Who I Am
Hi! My name is Richard George Davis, I’m a South African artist and designer living in Johannesburg. I have almost two decades of expertise, creating personal artworks and designing through the line advertising.
My artworks redefine reality and stretch the limits of the imagination by capturing the surreal beauty of strange objects, places and phrases in dream-like emotive images that make a statement about literal interpretations and the conundrum of the human predicament by using photo manipulation, montage and digital painting. These artworks have been showcased worldwide in different printed, digital and broadcasting media and have received awards.
My full-time activities have left me with extensive design, prepress and print experience in advertising, publishing and packaging while working with many distinguished clients and brands such as African Sales (COTY), Prestige Cosmetics, Playstation and Disney. This involved concept, design and printing of retail and collateral media included in-store point of sale, large format printing, die cutting and reproduction thereof along with solving prepress, printing and IT technical issues.
I’m Self-motivating, forward-thinking and creative. My expertise have been self-taught acquired through experience, perseverance, research and the drive to create, improve and succeed. These include extensive knowledge of prepress and printing, colour and layout theory and psychology, an eye for mathematical composition and visual narratives, desktop publishing, photo manipulation, illustration and digital painting. I create my own distinctive aesthetic mark using Adobe Creative Cloud, an Apple iMac and a Wacom tablet.
On a personal note, I’m an enthusiast of all things creative and have a keen interest in computing, music, history, alternate lifestyles, liberal views, science, technology and the cosmos. I enjoy whiling away my free time with reading, podcasts, music, documentaries and science fiction television series. I’m influenced by some of the more prolific yet controversial artists, writers, social commentators and scientists of our time such as Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, Derren Brown, Russell Brand, Douglas Adams, Brain Cox, Penn Jillette, Zaha hadid, René Magritte and Salvador Dali.
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