The British artist Rebecca Warren makes sculptures, assemblages, and constructions in a wide variety of materials including clay, bronze, steel, and neon. Warren came to prominence in the early 1990s with her large, raw clay sculptures of extravagantly proportioned female forms. Since then her distinctive and complex oeuvre, blending tradition with the quotidian, seriousness with frivolity, mastery with mismatch, has embodied her attitudes to art and its history. With a preference for ambiguity of form and meaning she has said of her work that "it comes from a strange nowhere, then gradually something comes out into the light. There are impulses, half-seen shapes, things that might have stuck with you from decades ago, as well as more recently. It's all stuff in the world going through you as a filter..." Rebecca Warren’s first solo exhibition in an Austrian museum will consist of older works alongside new works made especially for Belvedere 21.
Rebecca Warren (b.1965) lives and works in London. She studied at Goldsmiths College and Chlesea College of Art and Design. She has had solo exhibitions at museums and galleries across Europe and the United States including The Hepworth Wakefield; Museé Delacroix, Paris; Le Consortium, Dijon; Tate St Ives; Dallas Museum of Art; Kunstverein Munich; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Serpentine Gallery, London. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and the Vincent Award in 2008 and is represented in collections internationally.