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Beautifully grotesque: disquieting wax sculptures flower decorated by Rebecca Stevenson

Brief ReviewCreator(s): Rebecca Stevenson. Nationality: British. Base: London, England, United Kingdom. Main skill(s): fine art; sculpture; wax sculpture. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): humans and animals sculptures in bloom and in decay; life and death; state of transition; beauty and grotesque; contrasting feelings; and the meaning and experience of being flesh. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Main medium(s): wax sculpture. More info: Website Artsy Instagram

I make sculptures to better understand what it is to be made of flesh; to be a body. Human and non-human animals are sculpted in materials that have specific resonances: wax for fluidity, bronze for stasis. Student experiences of drawing from anatomical dissections fed my fascination with the inside of things. I often use a forensic process of cutting and opening to transform works, inviting the gaze deep into the interior. Beauty has always been important. I’m a sucker for the hyperabundance of the Dutch still-life masters. The fading petal, the skull glimpsed behind the tulips, the little rose-thorn pricks of death, just make the living even more of a feast.

Rebecca Stevenson
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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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