Rose Davey (b. 1984)

Lives and works in London

The rectangle has been a continued presence within Rose Davey’s practice for the last ten years, along with a relentless search towards ideal colour combinations. Colours are meticulously hand-mixed by the artist and used to either project or recede the rectangle from the surface: one colour covers the surface of the panel, while the second is painted on top, acting as a frame. The chosen hues are often close in tone and reverberate off one another, creating both a visual illusion and calming harmony. Experimenting further with colour association, Davey’s works are often comprised of more than one single painting, from traditional diptychs to multi-panelled arrangements. Painted on plywood, colour reveals the grain of the support itself, which becomes an integral part of her compositions.

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