Born in 1965, London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK
Rebecca Warren is known internationally for her exuberant, roughly-worked clay sculptures and bronzes, as well as her vitrines containing carefully assembled objects that the artist collects. Positioning herself within the lineage of a sculptural tradition, she re-works and intentionally misappropriates existing images while at the same time playing homage to masters of figurative sculpture including Degas, Picasso and Rodin, as well as more contemporary artists such as R. Crumb and Helmut Newton.
Warren’s subject matter, the female figure, is one of the most traditional in art history, however she subverts the inherited clichés associated with the genre, redefining what sculpture should be or should look like. With their earthy, unfired and unfinished look, Warren’s clay sculptures unveil a tension between thought and process, while creating a unique, bold, new figure for the female nude.
Rebecca Warren lives and works in London. She was nominated for the Turner Prize 2006. Her work has also been exhibited extensively in many important institutes including the Serpentine Gallery, London, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.