Artist and Sculptor PM Garvey’s work incorporates many different mediums. The process usually involves mixing dry pigments, oils, and plaster within several layers of resin. Letters and symbols from multi-national newspapers and magazines are cropped and transferred within these layers to create unusual landscapes.
Born in Toronto, he relocated to Los Angeles where he lived until 2010. His artwork evolved slowly over the years, beginning as a portrait and landscape painter and becoming increasingly more abstract, influenced mainly by the Bay Area figurative artists from the 1950s and 60s.
In 2019 he abandoned abstraction and began a series of ‘skull paintings’, using the adult human skull as a prop, not only for its natural aesthetics, but for what it represents as a symbol. These works portray the skull as not so much a symbol of death, but of history, ancestry, wisdom and even humour. The intent being to examine the ‘deeper meaning’ in modern painting as something that can be presented facetiously.
His career has spanned over 30 years, exhibiting in many public and corporate venues throughout North America, including Metro Goldwyn Mayer, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
He currently lives and works in London, England.