David Hughes & Paul Davis

David Hughes and Paul Davis have embarked on a collaboration involving photography, painting and £1 shop objects constructed with the intention of making something beautiful out of the banal. They wanted to recreate that moment when light, reflection and shadow can thrill and corrupt the eye at the same time.

Photographic still-lifes of £1 shop items are framed along with two sheets of glass daubed with paint and markers. Shadows are cast as £1 items peek through swirls of colour. Small plastic animals look lost, balloons become abstract, scourers attempt to become a rainbow. Freed from their plastic packaging, these objects take on a different meaning.