‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat (Jaws)’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Mark Davies. Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemuhle Textured Fine Art Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 45 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Mark Davies is a contemporary British artist, whose limited edition print work reflects his lifelong fascination with the art of telling stories. Taking inspiration from the dark fables of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, Davies draws on the Renaissance art of Piero Della Francesco and Giuseppe Acrimbolodo, and the surreal aesthetic of Salvador Dali, to create a singularly beautiful and intensely hypnotic series of prints.
In ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat (Jaws)’, Davies has powerfully captured the ambience of Spielberg’s cult horror film. The print depicts The Orca seen from below the surface of the ocean, as the shark circles it with curiosity. A rusted oil drum floats below the boat, while diesel oil and blood mingle with the water, in delicate, luminous strands. With a sensitivity to light and colour, Davies creates a feeling of movement and flow, deftly telling a story within a single, beautiful snapshot.