Lot 125 - Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf - Poison Banquet
Ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf’s work is primarily figurative, focusing on self-portraiture. Through this subjective lens she creates an intimate exploration of her lived experiences of womanhood, both in terms of their visceral reality as well as their societal implications.
Her work explores concerns around the mediated relationship to the body and self-image as experienced in contemporary digitised culture whilst drawing on themes and imagery inspired by art history, mythology, and the occult.
She uses physi-digital processes whereby traditional media and techniques are used alongside digital and experimental uses of materials. These continually feed back into each other creating multiple layers. A process of creation and destruction, using both chance and control, figuration and abstraction.
2013 – 2015 Wimbledon College of Art (UAL) MFA Fine Art
2000 – 2004 University for the Creative Arts (UCA) BA (Hons) Fine Art
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is a co-founder and director of Infems: Intersectional Feminist Art Collective and former vice president to the Society of Women Artists (UK).
She studied was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award Grant to complete her MFA at the University of the Arts London(2013- 15). She’s exhibited widely and was featured in Hauser & Wirth’s ‘Herstory’ Series. Fontaine-Wolf was commissioned by Carolina Herrera to produce her first NFT for international women's day 2022. Her work has appeared in Aesthetica, Forbes, the Guardian, ID/Vice, Hunger, Wonderland and FAD magazines, as well as appearing on the BBC. Fontaine-Wolf’s work can be found in public and private collections in the UK and internationally.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Natureza Morta is part of my ongoing photography/photo-collage series using mirrors in which I use my own body to create a contemporary memento mori and explore the idea of the fragmented self. These works are inspired by the classical tradition of the reclining nude, as well as dutch still life painting. Every item in the image is laden with symbolism both historical and contemporary. Some retain their original meanings, whilst others are turned on their head: The Custard Apple for example, refers to eve, original sin and the ‘dangers’ of female sexuality; the peach is a commonly used emoji in text conversations, and the rabbit, traditionally a symbol of fertility and hope is presented to us here skinned and foetus like placed next to the hips.
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