GEMMA DAVIS is a practicing artist + designer based in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. Her practice combines the intimate possibility of drawing, interactive animation, and immersive textile installation.
Gemma's practice is fuelled by a fascination with making, meaning, and the making of meaning. The formation of an imaginary girl gang Vide Magmas refracts her identity into six enigmatic characters. Their nonchalant, loitering attitudes propose the possibility of a feminine flaneur. With her own visual grammar of objects, identities, colour, and built space, her transparent paintings and projections overlay ‘real’ space with an ‘unreal’ parallel world.
Gemma's practice seeks to discover how constructing a micro culture around an artist can become a methodology for making and changing meaning. She asks how the formation of an imaginary girl gang and their world can become an incubation space for ideas about identity and cultural connections.