Jason Davies, I was born in Rotherham England 1971, I have painted just about all my life including childhood, the last 15 years I have concentrated on canvas and arches paper but when I first started out as a early teenager I was a street artist painting the streets and just about anything that got in my way, I am a pioneer of the street art form going back to the middle eighties. I have been to college a few times done various shows exhibitions etc covering a thirty year art career. The last 15years I have concentrated on practical skills. I have introduced a new way of painting on canvas called the parallel technique which the roof that I am showing at the London biennale 2017 is a fine example of, this process of creating one straight line then reproducing it to create an image which I originated about 14 years ago and all created with spray paint on canvas a brand-new way of painting, a great technique created from Spraypaint acrylic medium for a new world of art. In my time I have led a very dark and hard life and was an alcoholic and had Semi drug problems for over a decade which brought serious mental-health problems into my life and this downward spiral lead into poverty and tough times in my life. In the 90s I had been in several institutions and rehabilitation units to get clean from my addictions to no avail, but I still painted (art therapy) and concentrated with my art as the best I could , but the addictions were strong and these things nearly killed me on numerous occasions. In 2002 I began to see the light and the Demons that tormented me for years we're cast aside,it was a hard fight but slowly I began to win and get clean from my addictions. Thats when I started painting on canvas and one canvas after another I created a great new start. I have painted every day since 2002 and from this have created a great technical and detailed portfolio all from my mind and probably the adventures or misadventures of my life, I have so much to paint and so much to show and now is the time. Painting saved my life so in all respects I have to give back for myself and to the art world you decide ?. . My style and my performance is created from surrealism, mark making, automatic painting.I did not know this and what Surrealism was I did not choose to paint this way it just occurred from painting obsessively year after year after year until a style and mindset was created on canvas paper and I'm now painting with pro acrylics on linen which is another great forward direction of my art . All my art is created from obsessive detail that is the benchmark of all my paintings which provides information in all my works of art. Art and painting is very time-consuming and swallows life but it is worth it, i love to see my finished paintings and the capabilities of what I have created from in my mind and always ponder where this imagery comes from, and is a great insight into my life and artistic endeavours compared to what my life used to be it is unreal..My paintings will make you look and that is what they are designed for so enjoy. Ps this is just a short summary of my life,maybe one day someone will interview me about all of this I will be painting and waiting. Jason Davies 2017. Please check social media Flickr and twitter on my website for more painting and drawings.