About Rebecca Warren
Rebecca Warren is a sculptor. She mainly makes sculptures in clay and bronze and became known for her arranged display cases. Warren studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College at the University of London. She then obtained a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design and was artist-in-residence at Oxford University’s Ruskin School for over a year.
Until 1977, she worked extensively with the artist Fergal Stapleton. Her early works in clay often depicted naked female forms. Sexuality was a popular theme, which she places in historical context. Her sculptures were direct references to works by Alberto Giacometti and Edgar Degas, but also to the drawn female figures from Robert Crumb’s comics and the smooth models of the photographer Helmut Newton.
In 2006 Warren was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for her installations. Two years later, the nomination for the Vincent Award followed. Her works combine a wide range of sources with a strong formal awareness. They inject conventional materials with a sensual physicality to create something completely new.
She has settled on working with bronze and steel. In 2009 she had her first exhibition, followed a year later by a major solo exhibition in Chicago. An appointment as professor of painting and sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy followed in 2014.
There Is Another Way was on display during ART ZUID in 2015. Two hand-painted bronze sculptures on pedestals, in which she also refers back to formal principles and traditions from sculpture. She mixes classical, baroque, and impressionistic styles with consciously styleless and cartoonish forms.