Brynley Odu Davies' "Artist Portraits" Reveal the Faces Behind the UK's Emerging Art Scene
An exhibition featuring over 200 emerging artists.
South London photographer Brynley Odu Davies will be presenting his debut solo exhibition, “Artist Portraits,” at Studio West. The showcase will feature over 200 never-before-exhibited portraits of artists taken in their studios between 2020 and 2023.
The project began accidentally when the Covid-19 pandemic halted Davies’ career as a music photographer. During his daily lockdown walks, he began taking studio portraits of local South London-based artists he befriended. Davies shared the images on Instagram, and soon he received numerous requests from other artists, leading to this vast visual diary.
To date, the creative has photographed over 200 contemporary artists in their studios. Despite featuring established global talents, Davies’ project aims to showcase young artists equally, offering a diverse and widespread view of the U.K.’s emerging art scene. His goal is to create a truly reflective record of the many individuals who make up the U.K.’s emerging art scene, looking beyond capital cities and well-known art schools.
“Artist Portraits” by Brynley Odu Davies is on view at Studio West from May 5-31. Peep some of the fascinating portrays in the gallery above.
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