Rebecca Stevenson’s figurative sculptures are both creative and beautiful. Her contemporary art is created by using primarily polyresin and wax.
Her concept usually begins with a human or animal figure cast in a subdued monochromatic color that then appears to blossom or decay with varieties of multi-colored organic compounds. These blossoms almost consume the figures, resulting in provocative, surreal sculptures.
Her work embodies the process of creation and destruction, revealing the beauty that emerges from this organic cycle. We can compare it to the natural process of healing the ground from mother nature as it covers the skulls of death animals with fauna and flora.
If her work is disturbing, it is only because it doesn’t try to mask the macabre beauty of the growth/decay process. “My work is concerned with the visceral and the sensual. It draws upon anatomical drawing and botanical illustration, but occupies a liminal territory between scientific enquiry and the subjective, imaginary body.”
Rebecca Stevenson is an artist living and working in London.
She graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1998 and the Royal College of Art in 2000. Her solo shows include ‘Fantasia’ at Kudlek van der Grinten in Cologne, ‘Innocents’ and ‘Carniflora’ at Mogadishni in Copenhagen, and ‘Exquisite Corpse’ at DomoBaal in London.
Recent exhibitions include: “Queensize” at ME Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation Berlin, (with Louise Bourgeois, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Elizabeth Peyton, Cindy Sherman, Carolein Smit and others)
Meet also more art with animals at: Exotic animals by Karley Feaver HERE!