Rebecca Warren | the artist

The artist Rebecca Warren
Born 1965, London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects,

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Turner Prize 2006<br />For her exuberant sculptural installations as seen in her solo exhibitions at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, and for her contribution to the Tate Triennial 2006. Her works combine a wide range of sources with a strong formal awareness, injecting conventional materials with a sensual physicality to create something wholly new.

Crude and rude, Warren's sculptures hold the same grotesque (and often funny) fascination as aboriginal fetishes (or by modern standards perhaps triple-F supermum Jordan!). Their 'half-finished' appearance is a minimalist tactic: providing only the bare essentials of an image; editing out all but the absolutely necessary information, providing the imaginary space for the viewer to dream up the rest...



Rebecca Warren's work challenges the status of sculpture. Fashioned from unfired clay, her exuberant female forms question assumptions about the use of material and our understanding of the figurative ideal...