Chelsea Davine

Chelsea Davine

A long time collector of Chelsea Davine's work described her paintings as 'captivating' and 'spectacular'. So we decided to seek her out & found her doors wide-open as she worked in her bright & vibrant studio in Barcelona.

Chelsea Davine, as it transpired, was a force of nature, passionate about the material she obsesses over whether it be metal, oil, gold leaf or linen. She finds inspiration from the coast, the sea, lines of desire that criss-cross the landscape, time and its corrosive effect on materials.

Her work is everything the long time collector claimed it to be but we should also add, breathtaking, sensual and beautiful. Chelsea Davine's work has been internationally exhibited on numerous occasions & we are thrilled to introduce her painting to Nordic collectors & galleries.  

As Chelsea Davine explains,

“ I start with the base: concrete, steel, copper or canvas. I like the texture of the surface to be smooth to the touch. I then layer fine, thin layers of oil or pour, dribbles of paint onto the surface and between each layer I suspend delicate gold, copper or silver leaf. I then scrape, crack or corrode the medium often with sea water or acrylic paint.

Then it's all about balance and light; How does the light shift and settle between the dappled leaves in autumn and spring? How does that pathway come into being across the landscape or through a glade? How do countries nestle next to each other creating philosophical tension and yet the rivers continue to flow through the landscape. The power of the swell on the shoreline in winter as the westerlies roll in to the benign beauty of a lapping waves in summer, shimmering and inviting.  The beauty of dawn and dusk, the warmth and promise of a new day and the dying of the one before to then be greeted by the rising full Harvest Moon in Autumn that glows almost too heavy for the sky to hold.”

Chelsea Davine is a regular visitor to our Malmö gallery and has held live painting sessions and has been our guest at Art Nordic in Copenhagen and the Affordable Arts Fair in Stockholm. We are proud to represent Chelsea Davine exclusively in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Her new exhibition at the Nordic Art Agency gallery launches this autumn and you can view the complete digital exhibition catalogue now.

Original works & commission from 9000 - 50000 SEK

 

Gold Abstract on Steel 80 x 80 x 5 cm  Black Steel, gold leaf & seawater   SOLD 19,000 Sek

Gold Abstract on Steel 80 x 80 x 5 cm

Black Steel, gold leaf & seawater

SOLD 19,000 Sek

Cala Fondo 110 cm Diameter  Copper Sulphate, copper leaf & azul turquesa on canvas   SOLD 21,000 Sek

Cala Fondo 110 cm Diameter

Copper Sulphate, copper leaf & azul turquesa on canvas

SOLD 21,000 Sek

 
Luna Creciente 80 x 80 cm  Oil, copper leaf on canvas   New Work 12,000 Kr

Luna Creciente 80 x 80 cm

Oil, copper leaf on canvas

New Work 12,000 Kr

Mediterranean Sea 80 x 80 cm  Oil, acrylic, copper leaf on canvas   New Work 12,000 Kr

Mediterranean Sea 80 x 80 cm

Oil, acrylic, copper leaf on canvas

New Work 12,000 Kr

 
Pale Meridian With Gold 130 x 130 cm  Linen, oil, acrylic and gold leaf   Available To View 25,000 Sek

Pale Meridian With Gold 130 x 130 cm

Linen, oil, acrylic and gold leaf

Available To View 25,000 Sek

 
Horizon Diptych 60 cm Diameter x 2   Available To View 14,000 Sek

Horizon Diptych 60 cm Diameter x 2

Available To View 14,000 Sek


Winter Horizon 162cm x 114cm  Raw Canvas, Oil, Gold Leaf   New Work 20,700 Sek

Winter Horizon 162cm x 114cm

Raw Canvas, Oil, Gold Leaf

New Work 20,700 Sek

A recent commission by Chelsea Davine for a client in Hong Kong.  This work was inspired by the image on the left,  Looking West In Winter.   You can read more about this commission work in our blog   Demystifying Art Commissions

A recent commission by Chelsea Davine for a client in Hong Kong.

This work was inspired by the image on the left, Looking West In Winter.

You can read more about this commission work in our blog Demystifying Art Commissions


 

Chelsea Davine Artist Biography

1971 Born London

1991-92 Foundation Chelsea School of Art, London

1992-95 Fine art degree Middlesex University, London (Including 3 months Erasmus at Valencia University)

2004 Solo photographic exhibition and founded 5 in a box artists' cooperative

2006 Founded Milk interiors/design studio and gallery, Barcelona.

2008 Solo painting, sculpture, photographic exhibition C/Mallorca, Barcelona

2009 

EuropArt Fair, Geneva with Tasneem Gallery

Affordable Art Fair, London with Russell Gallery (22-25 October)

Exhibited Abstracted - Distracted (Collective Exhibition), Barcelona with Tasneem Gallery (22 October - 14 November)

Mixed Christmas Exhibition, London with Russell Gallery (3 December - 23 January)

2010 

Artist in Residence at The Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis 2010/2012

20/21st Royal College of Art (16-21 February )

ARTSFEST Lyme Regis at The Boat Building Academy (15-22 September)

AAF Battersea, London (21-25 October)

2011 Solo Show, Russell gallery

Open studio, Lyme Regis (24 August - 4 September)

AAF Battersea, AAF Hampstead Russell Gallery

2012

'Coast' Group Show, Malthouse, Lyme Regis (30 December - 9 January)

Women in Art 2012, The Gallery at MOA Miami with Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona (9 March)

2013

Solo Show, Russell Gallery, London April

Spring AAF Amsterdam, AAF Milan, Villa del Arte Galleries

'Albion', group exhibition Cock 'n' Bull gallery, Shoreditch, London (7-14 April)

'Come into the Light' Solo Show, Russell Gallery, London (4-21 July)

Shed Gallery Summer group show, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England (21 August - 6 September)

Autumn AAF Battersea Russell Gallery, London, 

AFF New York, Seattle, Stockholm, Singapore Villa del Arte gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2014

AAF Brussels , Villa Del Arte (7-9 February)

Palm Beach , Villa Del Arte (14-18 February)

AAF Milan , Villa Del Arte (6-9 March)

AAF Hong Kong , Villa Del Arte (21-23 March)

AAF Maastricht , Villa Del Arte (2-6 April)

Chelsea Art Fair , Russell Gallery(10-13 April)

AAF Brussels , Villa Del Arte (24-28 April)

'Tallers Oberts' (Open Studios) in Barcelona, Calle Carolinas (3-4 May)

AAF Toronto, Villa Del Arte (7-11 May)

Art Fair at the RCA (20-21 May) Russell Gallery (15-18 May)

20/21 International Art Fair Russell Gallery (17-18 May)

AAF Singapore, Villa Del Arte (21-25 May)

AAF Battersea Russell Gallery (22-25 Oct)

AAF Stockholm (1-4 Nov)

Sleep Design event with Go Figurative Gallery

2015

 Winter Collective, Russell gallery 2014/2015

AAF Brussels, Villa Del Arte (6-9 Feb)

ART Karlsruhe (5-8 March) Villa Del Arte

'Open Studio' March 18th Barcelona

'Broadchurch', West Bay, Shed Gallery (29 April-1 May)

Chelsea Art Fair, Russell Gallery (16-19 April)

20/21 International Art Fair Russell Gallery (14-17 May)

AAf Hampstead, Villa Del Arte, (11-14 Jun)

Open Studio, Lyme Regis, August 1-31 August

Summer Collective July/August Russell Gallery

AAF Battersea (22-25 Oct)

AAF Amsterdam Kromhouthal with Villa Del Arte (29 October-1 November)

2016

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Villa Del Arte (May 13-15th)

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Villa del Arte (June 16-19)

'Instant' Group Photographic and Painting exhibition, Lyme Regis (August 18th - 1st September)

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Russell Gallery (October 20-23)

2017

Solo Show 'FLOW' 6th March - 1st April, The Russell Gallery, London.

Affordable Art Fair New York,  Villa del Arte Gallery (31st March - 4th April)

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, Russell Gallery (11th - 14th May)

2018

Group show Pop-Up Malmo, Sweden, Nordic Art Agency, (1st - 21st March)

The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, (20th - 22nd March)

'Rooms' Green Gallery, Scotland, (18th - 25th March)

Affordable Art Fair, New York, Villa Del Arte Gallery, Barcelona (22nd - 25th March)

Nordic Art Fair, Copenhagen, (20th -22nd April) Nordic Art Agency

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, (10th -13th May) The Russell Gallery

Stories from the City - Stories from the Sea, Solo Show, (28th June - 11th July) Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis

Artist Exposé - Nordic Art Agency, Malmó, Sweden, (6th - September to 6th October)

START Art Fair - SAATCHI GALLERY - London (12th - 16th September) Eclectic Gallery Stand 11.3

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (18th - 21st October) The Russell gallery

2019

Solo Show 60 Threadneedle Street, 31st January - 15th May, London

CHIAROSCURO - 21st February - 9th May The Russell Gallery, London

Solo Show - Nordic Art Agency September 6 - October 5, Malmö