Labels Series
This series of sixty paintings was completed from May to November of 2010. The works range in size from 12.8 x 17cm to 102 x 127cm. Most are by definition small as they incorporate collaged labels and logos, used as starting points for mixed media compositions.

These works capture the excitement and banality of our purchases, from the designer label to the everyday supermarket necessity. Corporate identities permeate our existence in subliminal ways, and to a large extent we are known for what we buy. At best, we are making choices, at worst, slaves to consumerism. When the clothes are worn, the meal eaten or the show seen; these cards tags and tickets are usually discarded, not given a second glance.

My aim in this series was always to redefine and reinvent. To treat these scraps of memorabilia with wit, irony, love and irreverence in equal measure. I have tried to give these labels a new life through the marriage of texture, colour and the imagination. The process made me doubly sure of what can be done with captured moments from the past, that the revered and the inconsequential can become one and the same; not trapped in a bubble of time and memory but given a new and unexpected life, and hopefully none the worse for it.

F G Davis 2010

A Pair of Levis

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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Apetite Praha

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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National Brut

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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Serving the Artist

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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Vintage

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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Voeu Milano

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 15 x 15cm

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T2153FTN

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 18 x 13cm

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Waist 32 Inside Leg 33

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 18 x 13cm

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Tapisserie de Bayeux

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 18 x 13cm

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A Summer Classic

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 18 x 15cm

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FSC 100%

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Confidential

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Becky Falls

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Fundacio Juan Miro

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Guash

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 22.8cm

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You look cool in Berkenstocks

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 22.8cm

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Maximum Comfort

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 22.8cm

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Autograph

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 22.8cm

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Teddy Smith

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 50 x 40cm

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Centre d’estudis d’art contemporani

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 40 x 50cm

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Tassotti

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 80 x 60cm

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Tate

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 50 x 40cm

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501

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 25cm

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Eagle Taxis

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 25 x 25cm

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Colgate Clean

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 24 x 30cm

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Pukka Pies

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 50 x 40cm

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Sol

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30 x 24cm

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Killerton

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 61 x 60.5cm

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Flower Racket

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 101 x 81cm

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Bushmills

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 127 x 102cm

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San Miguel

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 12.8 x 17.8cm

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Smoking Kills

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 17.8 x 12.8cm

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Buzz night at Bush Hall

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 12.8 x 17.8cm

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Fruits

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 17.8 x 12.8cm

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LA Central

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 81 x 101.5cm

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All Saints

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 70 x 50cm

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Full Circle

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 40 x 40cm

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Heavy Duty

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Carling

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Smart Soother

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Cat

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Straight Cut

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30.5 x 22.7cm

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Travelcard

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30.5 x 22.7cm

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Quiksilver

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 102 x 127cm

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Duty Free

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 53.5 x 137cm

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Flame Resistant

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 23 x 30cm

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Yves

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 23 x 30cm

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We proudly brew coffee

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 23 x 30cm

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Lizbon Tram

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 23 x 30cm

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Grated Parmesan

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Original

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 25.5 x 30.5 x 3.75cm

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Eden

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 18 x 12.5cm

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Pick and mix

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 13 x 17.5cm

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Wellworths

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 17.5 x 13cm

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Biah Biah

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 17.5 x 13cm

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Maze

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 30.7 x 23cm

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Slub

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 17.5 x 13cm

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Head

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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People's Romeo

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 20 x 20 x 3.7cm

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Gugganheim

Mixed Media on Canvas

2010

 

Size: 50.8 x 76.2 x 3.5cm

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