Approved: 16.08.2006

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I am greatly excited by colour, texture and surface - by the random beauty of paint being allowed to take on its own form - and equally, the skill and precision with which it can be used to create illusions; turning flat surfaces into an almost tangible reality, more perfect than reality itself can ever be. The perishable fleeting nature of beauty and time has lead me to a fascination with the mesmerising

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking
 

Biography

I am greatly excited by colour, texture and surface - by the random beauty of paint being allowed to take on its own form - and equally, the skill and precision with which it can be used to create illusions; turning flat surfaces into an almost tangible reality, more perfect than reality itself can ever be. The perishable fleeting nature of beauty and time has lead me to a fascination with the mesmerising power of images – their ability to not only stop this process of decay but simultaneously capture and crystallise the beauty of that instant in an idealised form. Portraiture in particular can turn a person into an icon, by capturing them at the right time. It has the power to elevate the subject by freezing them in a moment forever, a moment in which they will never age, loose the intensity of their gaze, or the happiness of their smile. I deeply enjoy the shapes and lines of the human form and find myself in a constant state of analysing, mapping, admiring and dissecting all the aspects of the many faces and bodies I encounter in my day to day life.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey Solo exhibitions 2012 - The Scaffolding series Part 2, 10 Grosvenor str, Mayfair, London 2011 - The Scaffolding series, The Meller Merceux gallery, Oxford 2009 - the Alopecia Series, The Red Gate Gallery, London 2006 - Direct Introspective, The International, St.martins Lane Trafalgar Sq 2003 - Nudes, Tearoom des artistes, Battersea, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester, Chester 2012 - National Open Art Competition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester 2012 - Society of Women Artists, The Mall Galleries , London 2011 - Show me the Monet, RCA Henry Moore Gallery, London 2010 - 40 YEARS OF PAGE 3, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2010 - Cork Street Open Exhibition for Charity, The Cork street Galery, London 2010 - Society of Women Artists, The Mall Galleries , London 2010 - THE ART OF LIVING, CAW gallery pop up exhibition at 82 Cadogan Lane, London 2009 - British Art in the XXI. Century, The Opera gallery, Budapest 2009 - London versus New York, Æ Studios LIC, New York 2009 - NYAXE Gallery Autumn Exhibition, juried Group show, NYAXE Gallery, Palo Alto, California, 2009 - Society of Women Artists, The Mall Galleries, London 2008 - Cork Street Open Exhibition for Charity, 28 Cork street, London 2008 - The Affordable Art Fair, Catherine Miller Gallery, Battersea Park 2007 - Daydream, Saatchi & Saatchi , Golden Sq, Soho 2007 - Resident Talent, The County Hall Gallery, County Hall 2007 - Spectacles of the Metropolis, The Spitz gallery, 109 Commercial Street 2007 - The Heirs of Whistler, Chelsea Gallery, Duke of York Sq, Kings Rd,Chelsea, 2007 - Young Members Exhibition, The Chelsea Arts Club, Old Church street , Chelsea 2006 - Daydream Launch, Goodge Street, Goodge Street 2006 - Knowing you knowing me, The Chelsea Arts Club, Old church street, Chealsea 2005 - Alternative beauty, Headstreet gallery, Halstead, Essex Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Catherine Petitgas Award Chichester, National Open Art Competition, Chichester 2011 - Show me the Monet, BBC / RCA , Henry Moore Gallery 2011 - Winsor & Newton Young Artists award, SWA, The Mall Galleries Publications 2012 - Art of England 2010 - THE REBEL MAGAZINE