Michael Davidson is a Toronto based painter with a BFA from the University of Guelph (1988). He exhibits his paintings internationally with most recent exhibitions in Los Angeles and Singapore. His work can be found in collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Davidson’s paintings are included in the acclaimed Carte Blanche 2: Painting – a survey of new Canadian painting (2009) and The 60 Painters exhibition and catalogue in Toronto, Canada (2012). Davidson lives and works in Toronto.
Arts Writer Shannon Anderson wrote of Davidson’s work; “Elemental forces are at work here. Davidson speaks of a desire to convey a unification of opposites in this body of work. He draws from Jung’s notions of individuation: a process of psychological transformation that includes the realization that all of the seeming polarization of the world—us and them, good and evil, strong and weak—are in fact intertwined and interdependent. In these paintings, a delicate balance is sought between figure and ground, dark and light, and abstraction and representation.”