Fine art aficionados visiting Chester over the next week will not want to miss an upcoming opportunity taking place in the city.
Chester Cathedral is currently hosting a solo exhibition featuring four statues created by Barry Davies RCA.
A passionate sculptor, Davies has exhibited his works across the UK and overseas in Italy. The eminent artist’s work aims to humbly depict the anatomy of natural history in all its varied forms and convey excellence in the medium of elegant bronze sculpture. Each sculpted statue is first modelled in clay by Davies before it is cast in bronze. His chosen subjects are always derived from studies of anthropology, palaeontology and anatomical study, and serve as examples for anatomical accuracy.
Intrinsically creative and artistic by nature, Davies established himself as sculptor in 1989, building on his background in precision engineering tempered with an Art History Open University course where he discovered a passion for both animal and human anatomy, vital for a career creating figurative sculptures.
Discussing his work, Davies commented:
“My concept is to capture a moment of heightened emotion and thought depicted through contrapposto and an active use of space.”
The four sculptures on show at the Cathedral are three-quarter life size and represent the Coronation of Henry V, Llewellyn the Great, Prince of the Welsh, St. David, and a thoroughbred-hunter type horse.
The statues were unveiled last week and can be seen up until next Wednesday, June 21 at Chester Cathedral, which can be found on St. Werburgh Street.