Rosalind Davis Portfolio Rosalind Davis is an artist interested in transformation, space, process, material and surface. Davis’s mixed-media paintings of paradoxical visionary abstracted spaces, structures, and landscapes portray an unfolding, complex set of possibilities for both physical and psychological space. Interior and exterior space are both suggested and physicalised through a process of emergent materialisation. Using a range of media; paint, photography, installation, drawing, vinyl adhesive and threads the work is at once enigmatic and tense . Davis’ irrational, dislocated and unfathomable spaces take as their starting point modernism, 1950/60’s British architecture & social housing all within the context of the urban environment and questioning of the ideals of utopia and dystopia. The embroidery that is inherent in the works is used as a symbolic piercing and puncturing, of materiality of modernism as well as perceived limitations of sexual stereotyping. The thread also creates a sense of physicality within a conceptual space as well as referencing human fragility and the conjoining of both masculinity (painting and architecture) and feminine mediums (embroidery) and their coexistence. ' Within these attempts at addressing the collapse of the urban grand narrative comes, in the best of them at least, a sensitive attunement to the personal. This is certainly the case in the works of artist Rosalind Davis, who incorporates painting, embroidery and mixed media fragments into a sustained attempt to navigate the relationship between the individual and the systemic/architectural.‘ Tom Jeffries. www.RosalindDavis.co.uk Living Room. Mixed media paint & threads on cotton duck 100x100cm.2014
The Observation Room. Mixed media paint & threads on cotton duck 100x100cm.2013.
Threshold. Oil, gloss, vinyl adhesive and embroidery on cotton duck. 122x152cm, 2014
Exit Strategy. Oil on linen. 100x100cm.2014
Revision. Oil and embroidery on cotton duck. 90x90cm.2014
Transition. Oil and embroidery on cotton duck. 100x100cm.2014
Suspend. Oil and gloss paint, vinyl adhesive & threads on cotton duck 90x120cm.2014
Division. Oil & Gloss paint, vinyl adhesive & threads on cotton duck 90x120cm.2014
The Distance Between. Oil and gloss paint, vinyl adhesive and embroidery on cotton duck. 90x120cm. 2013
Distance To. Oil and gloss paint, vinyl adhesive and embroidery on cotton duck. 90x120cm. 2013
Counter Structure. Oil on embroidery on cotton duck 30x30cm. 2013
Unveil. Oil on embroidery on cotton duck 30x30cm. 2013
Liebskind.1. Oil and embroidery on cotton duck. 100x100cm.2013
Intersection. Oil and embroidery on cotton duck. 80x80cm. 2013
Divide. Ink, pen and tippex on paper.29x54cm.2014
The Observation Room. Ink, pen and tippex on paper. 30x30cm.2013
Asunder. Oil and embroidery on linen. 100x120cms. 2013.
Resonate. Oil and embroidery on canvas. 60x60cm. 2013
Embrace. Oil and embroidery on canvas. 60x60cm. 2013
Mirror. Oil and embroidery on linen. 90x120cms. 2013.
Bound. Pen, tippex and embroidery on photographs. 24x18cm. 2013
Enfolded. Ink and C-Type Photograph. 30x60cm. 2013.
Bound For. Embroidery on photographs, 42x15cms, framed
The Weighting Room. Pen, tippex and embroidery on found photograph. 9x12cms
The Endless Conversation. Pen, tippex and embroidery on found photograph. 9x12cms
BIOG A graduate from the Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a number of commercial, public and artist led spaces including CoExist, Phoenix Brighton, Art Gene. She recently had a solo show at Bruce Castle Museum, a public museum in London and her work was recently on display in the exhibition Material Matters at the Courtauld Institute 20122013 and Other Solo shows have been at The Residence Gallery (2007), John Jones Project Space & Julian Hartnoll (2009) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre (2008). Recently she has been curated in group exhibitions by a number of artist/ curators; Harry Pye, Jake Clark at the Lion and Lamb Gallery, Juan Bolivar for ArtKapsule and Ben Coode-Adams and Freddie Robins for Blackwater Polytechnic. She has been selected for open submission competitions; The Crash Open Salon, The Salon Art Prize, The ING Discerning Eye, the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize, The Ludlow Open & UK Young Artists Event. In 2014 she will be exhibiting in group shows in Bangkok, Australia and London.
Published on Feb 9, 2014
Rosalind Davis is an artist interested in transformation, space, process, material and surface. Davis’s mixed-media paintings of paradoxical...