Nathan Cash Davidson

Nathan Cash Davidson Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Nathan Cash Davidson
Aphorism By The King To Destroy Forever


Oil on board

122 x 91 cm
Nathan Cash Davidson
Your flee not fear cauldron stirring wounds


Oil on canvas

214 x 153 cm
Nathan Cash Davidson
So It Is Decreed And So It Shall Be Done


Oil on canvas

163 x 122.5 cm

Henry VIII strides out of the painting, his unwieldy gold chain glittering, his eyes staring glassily ahead, a severed female head held aloft behind him, and seems to intone the title of the painting itself - So It Is Decreed And So It Shall Be Done. If the title seems a bit too extravagantly theatrical to be genuine Tudor, it’s because it is: Henry’s dead eyes and tumbling jowls are those of his Madame Tussauds mannequin, painted by Nathan Cash Davidson in a style of semi-detached sarcasm. In Davidson’s paintings, historical and imagined narratives are told as though half-heard, half-understood, but the space in his works is conversely overstuffed, both gesturally and pictorially, like the dummy Henry with his enormous shoulders.

Nathan Cash Davidson
Angelic Fever


Oil on board

40 x 30 cm

There’s a joyous abundance in Davidson’s paintings, a delight in the historical anachronism of the act of painting. In Angelic Fever, St Michael slams the Devil in the neck with a bendy pole, while a thicket of branches in the background (culled from an image found online of a snow-capped wood) struggles for pictorial supremacy. Disregarding pictorial niceties (anatomical accuracy, compositional logic, tonal consistency) means Davidson’s painting is invested with the immediacy of a story told by an excited child: words tumble out, in whatever order they happen to appear.

Nathan Cash Davidson
Nobody Can Stop The Wooden Top Boy


Acrylic on canvas

76 x 60 cm

And in Nobody Can Stop The Wooden Top Boy, a scene from a surreal fairy tale written by the artist, a stag half-grimaces, half-grins at a stern older woman appearing by a waterfall: that sheepish, secretly delighted smile epitomises the gleeful picaresque of Davidson’s painted world.

Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Gabriele Beveridge    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Carter    Nathan Cash Davidson    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Inez de Coo    Nicholas Dedics    Dominic From Luton    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Colden Drystone    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Dee Ferris    Daphne Fitzpatrick    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    David Humphrey    Tom Hunter    Florence Hutchings    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Jacob Dahl Jürgensen    Bernadette Kerrigan    Terence Koh    Alice Könitz    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    George Henry Longly    Juliette Losq    Lake & Evans    Jill Mason    Simon Mathers    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Luisa Mota    Carlos Noronha Feio    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Dustin Pevey    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Jessica Sanders    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Macrae Semans    Jamie Shovlin    Daniel Silver    Agathe Snow    Jeni Spota    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Nobuko Tsuchiya    Caroline Walker    John Wallbank    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Alexi Williams Wynn    Susanne M. Winterling    Joel Wyllie    John Wynne    Haeri Yoo

Nathan Cash Davidson's Biography

Nathan Cash Davidson
Born in London, 1988.
Lives and works in London.


Burlesque in which we've thrown it on its head, Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art, London

To Complete My Education, Hannah Barry Gallery, London


June ‘anointeth thy head with oil’, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (solo),
‘Suspicion’, curated by Dan Coombs, Jerwood Space, London

You’re French Gendarmes With Me, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (solo)

New Order: British Art Today, The Saatchi Collection, London (publication)
PeckhamNewYorkParis, Mad Agency, Galerie 104 Kleber, Paris for fiac
PeckhamNewYorkParis, Shoot the Lobster/Martos Gallery N.Y,

PeckhamNewYorkParis, 88 Friary Road, London

FG.Ft (Fad Gadget). Tribute to Frank Tovey, Envoy Enterprises, New York
Minstrel & Chronicle, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Feather that boa an email, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (solo

Burlesque in which we've thrown it on its head, Parasol Unit

Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (solo, publication)

The Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London
Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
To Paint is to Love Again, Hannah Barry Gallery, London
Inspired, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Degree Course, Wimbledon Art College, London
Building and Breaking: Drawing in Pencil, Lyndhurst Way, London
Experiments With Figuration, Lyndhurst Way

Turtle Salon curated by Michael Shamberg, Chelsea Space, London