About Davina Stephens
24th August 1968
Join Davina Stephens on an exhilarating journey through a landscape that merges
memory with imagination. Since the beginning of her career, Davinas work has
embodied a singular vision framed by a global sensibility.
With insight, exuberance and a seemingly inexhaustible energy, her work reveals
and renews itself in unexpected ways.
Frequently experimenting in diverse mediums, the only constant is an always
evolving style that is sensuous, yet effortlessly spontaneous.
Most recent works are limited edition black and white woodcuts, printed with oil
based inks on rice paper. Past themes are revisited and reinvented with a new
vocabulary of line. Dimension and mass are redefined and a sparing use of colour
adds an emotional punctuation.
Other works on exhibition are collages combining layered decorative motifs, with
sensual and evocative images bathed in colour and light which are subtle and
A small sample of less recent works illuminate the essence of Bali, using
vibrant colour and texture in which the paradoxes of contemporary life are
acutely observed with gentle satirical humour and true magic of her work is its
ability to take us along on a vividly alive and original journey. Davinas life
and art are seamlessly joined.
Text by Barbara Rosen
'Days of future passed'2007
'This is Baliwood'2005,
Future Shows: Ganesha Gallery