For more than twenty years, the British artist Rebecca Warren makes sculptures, assemblages, and constructions in a wide variety of materials. Her distinctive and complex oeuvre, blending tradition with the quotidian, seriousness with frivolity, mastery with mismatch, has embodied her attitudes to art and its history.
In the late 1990s, Warren became known to a wider audience with her large-scale unfired clay sculptures which were tortuously modelled, scraped, gouged female forms, often with parts—a hand, a breast, a calf, a ponytail—nightmarishly or comically exaggerated.
They seemed to engage in an expressive game with female anatomy— ambiguously humorous and grotesque, figurative and abstract, monumental and filigreed. The publication of Rebecca Warren’s first solo exhibition in Vienna features exclusively new works made especially for the Belvedere 21 (15 July – 16 October 2022).
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