Dominique Rey
works  Text  CV  Contact  Archive
Wiederstandsnest  You're Safe at Home  A Matter of Life and Death
Bell-tower  The Mercer's Grains of Paradise  the glass exposed to the stone
Dans L'mesme Pitchet  Tearcatcher  Cherry Blossom Falling Down  
The Butler's Collection  proenance unknown  GOLESTAN  
ROSE GARDEN FAÇADE UNTITLED    

THE HOUSE IS BLACK

STANDARDISED VALHALLA      
         

 

INTRODUCTION

Dominique Rey’s practice encompasses the interplay between identity, site and culture within British and Islamic personal histories. The work examines the fragility of life, the closeness of death and notions of an afterlife. Rey traces the resonance of once inhabited spaces and points to the varying ways that these may be interpreted by those who follow. History may be a mutative process created from suppositions and subjective, edited, narratives that are themselves formed from fragments pieced together. Entwined within this process is the paradoxical closeness of fact and fiction, polarities that may often become interchangeable. Rey exhibits in varying sites relevant to her specific interests and also within galleries. Recent works have involved a medieval merchant's house, old textile patterns and most notably, an airfield.