Ronald Davis

In the 1960s American West Coast painter Ronald Davis was recognized for his hard-edge, acrylic Op-art paintings on shaped canvases that possess a multiplicity of self-contradictory spatial illusions, with stripes, zigzags, checkerboards etc. From there, he began to make geometrically shaped canvases with flat all-over colours. For these works, he adopted the technique of painting directly with liquid resin reinforced with fibreglass to produce a strong illusion of three dimensions and effects of perspective, combined with a luxuriant richness of colour.


Davis has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. His works have been exhibited in nearly seventy solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Oakland Museum of California and Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, and hundreds of group exhibitions.


Courtesy of Tate

SHOWS

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS