Chelsea Davine

1971, London, UK.

Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Her inspiration is the small, often unnoticed details which make up everyday life: Chimney smoke, burnished gold, patterns under peeling paint, broken stairs leading nowhere, the ravages of time etched onto metal, a pathway through an arid landscape… “Every painting I begin, the layers and texture continue to fascinate me as does the process. My subject matter remains the same, the material itself, the coast, the sea, lines of desire that criss-cross the landscape, time and its corrosive effect on materials and finding the beauty in what we see around us. The world filters into my studio, colour, light, politics, religion, people. Conversations remain with me, maps mesmerize me, travel enthuses me. Creating and painting is an imperative and an obsession I couldn’t live a day without.“

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Evening Light At Sea (Sold)

2021
200 x 140 cm

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Chelsea Davine

Pale Green Leaves

90 x 140 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Pale Meridian (Sold)

2019
Ø 110 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Pink Meridian

2021
200 x 200 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Evening Light

2021
140 x 140 cm

Mixed Media

Chelsea Davine

Calella

2021
Ø 120 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Dappled Light With Copper

2019
130 x 195 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Looking West With Gold

2021
100 x 160 cm

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Chelsea Davine

Silver Leaves

70 x 70 cm

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Chelsea Davine

Horizon In Silver Steel (Diptych)

2020
40 x 80 cm

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Chelsea Davine

The Enchanted Forest With Gold

2021
160 x 160 cm

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Chelsea Davine

Moonrise Over Long Beach

2021
65 x 180 cm

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Chelsea Davine

Summer Evening

2021
140 x 200 cm
2021
200 x 160 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Sunset In The Forest

2021
150 x 130 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Golden Light In The Forest (Sold)

2021
130 x 130 cm

Mixed Media

Chelsea Davine

Halflight On Steel (Sold)

2021
120 x 180 x 5 cm

Mixed Media

Chelsea Davine

Sweet Are The Uses

2021
72 x 72 cm

Mixed Media

Chelsea Davine

Kintsugi Triptych

2021
94 x 300 x 8 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Golden Hour Reflection (Sold)

2021
200 x 200 cm

Painting

Chelsea Davine

Golden Hour Triptych

2021
140 x 360 cm

Chelsea Davine

For her, metal is a canvas on which she studies the effect of time, water and oxygen – mixing diluted nitric and hydrochloric acid and using it to corrode the protective oily skin that preserves the surface of steel, then scratching it to encourage rust. From this, layer by layer, she creates three-dimensional abstracts – paint sculptures – where textures and colours merge and change with alterations in the light.The art critic Alex Bahna said that ‘Chelsea wanted to bring out the whole harmonious, elemental’ process in her work, or as she puts it: “Make something beautiful and delicate out of something as uncompromising as steel, stone, copper or lead.” However it is not the purity and permanence of the metal that interests Chelsea, but how it ages.

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Exhibitions and Art Fairs

Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2019

  • Solo Show, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, UK
  • Chiaroscuro, The Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018

  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Group show Pop-Up Malmo, Nordic Art Agency, Sweden
  • The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art
  • ‘Rooms’ Green Gallery, Scotland
  • AAF New York Spring, New York
  • Nordic Art Fair, Nordic Art Agency, Copenhagen
  • AAF Hampstead Autumn, London, UK
  • Stories from the City – Stories from the Sea, Solo Show, Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis, UK
  • Artist Exposé, Nordic Art Agency, Malmo, Sweden
  • START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, Eclectic Gallery, UK
  • AAF Battersea Autumn, London, UK

2017

  • “FLOW”, solo show at Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • AAF New York Spring, New York, USA
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016

  • AAF Hong Kong, China,
  • “INSTANT”, Town Mill Malthouse, Lyme Regis, UK
  • Bazaar Art Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • AAF London Hampstead, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK
  • AAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015

  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Art Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Winter exhibition, Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • “Broadchurch and its Landscape”, Shed Gallery, The Salthouse,
  • West Bay, UK
  • Open Studio, Lyme Regis, UK
  • AAF London Hampstead, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK
  • AAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • AAF Brussels, Belgium
  • AAF New York Fall, New York, USA
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • “Tallers oberts”, Barcelona, Spain
  • Chelsea Art Fair, London, UK
  • Summer exhibition, Russell Gallery, London, UK

2014

  • AAF London Hampstead, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK
  • AAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • AAF Brussels, Belgium
  • AAF New York Fall, New York, USA
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • “Tallers oberts”, Barcelona, Spain
  • Chelsea Art Fair, London, UK
  • Summer exhibition, Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • AAF Stockholm, Sweden
  • AAF Hamburg, Germany
  • AAF Singapore, Singapore
  • AAF Milan, Italy
  • AAF Hong Kong, China
  • “MUSE”, Shed Gallery, The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, UK
  • Summer exhibition, Go Figurative Gallery, London, UK
  • “Arboretum”, with Barry Cawston, Soraya Schofield and Anthony Garrett, Shed Gallery, UK
  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Florida, USA
  • Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, Florida, USA
  • AAF New York Spring, New York, USA

2013

  • AAF London Battersea, UK
  • AAF Seattle, Washington, USA
  • “July Solo Show”, Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • “Arboretum”, Shed Gallery, collective exhibition touring show, UK
  • “Albion”, Cock n Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
  • AAF Stockholm, Sweden
  • AAF Hamburg, Germany
  • AAF Singapore, Singapore

2012

  • Coast exhibition, The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, UK
  • “Women in Art 2012”, The Gallery at MOA Miami with Crisolart Galleries, Florida, USA
  • “Albion”, Lyme Regis, UK
  • AAF Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Arthaus Gallery, London, UK
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK

2011

  • Solo show at Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • Launch of the Shed Photography, The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, UK
  • Solo show/open studio, Lyme Regis, UK
  • “Looking out, Looking in”, Marine Parade Shelters, Lyme Regis, UK
  • AAF London Hampstead, UK
  • Christmas show, Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • “Travel”, Shed Gallery Barcelona, Spain
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK

2010

  • Artist in Residence, Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis, UK
  • ARTSFEST, Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis, UK
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK

2009

  • “Evidence of Life”, solo show, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  • Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
  • “Exhibited Abstracted – Distracted”, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  • Casa Decor, Barcelona, Spain
  • Christmas exhibition, Russell Gallery, London, UK
  • AAF London Battersea, UK

2008

  • Solo show (painting, sculpture, photography), C/Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain

2007

  • Founded Milk Interiors/Design Studio & Gallery, Barcelona, Spain