‘I’ll Be Right Here (E.T.)’ 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 ‘I’ll Be Right Here (E.T.)’, Davies has powerfully captured the magic and the ambience of the cult 1980s Spielberg film. The print depicts the dark woods, as the spaceship hovers just above the ground, shining its white lights into the darkened corners of the night to illuminate five, abandoned bikes.
Where are the boys? Why is E.T. hidden in the shadows? Is the spaceship landing or taking off? Davies leaves ambiguity in this moment of narrative, instead driving the piece through the creation of a mood, summoning all of the urgency and fear of the scene through a deft sensitivity to light and colour.