The rectangle has been a continued presence within Rose Davey’s practice over the past 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.
Davey's work is held in international private collections in the UK, Spain, the USA and the Bahamas. She has exhibited with Cooke Latham Gallery, London; The Tetley, Leeds; Turps Banana Gallery, London.