Biography

Rebecca Louise Law is a British Installation Artist, best known for artworks created with natural materials, namely flora. The physicality and sensuality of her work plays with the relationship between humanity and nature. Law has a devotion to natural change and preservation. Community participation and sustainability are central to her large scale installations, taking site specific literally; ‘local hands, using local produce in a local space’.

 

‘Constructed out of nature’s materiality that surrounds and exceeds our bodily perspective, Rebecca Law offers veil of the sublime in the sense of grandeur and awe projected by her art. One ceases to be mere spectator but rather becomes an organic part of this interior-scape of sensual experience that transforms and activates the gallery space. This architecture encompasses our own interiority that is profoundly shaped by the sight, smell, and poetry of Law’s installation. Pulsation of aesthetic experience that transforms and animates these expired flowers extends the thread of life and death that punctures and weaves throughout the artist’s works. One (re)members the floral anatomy as the root of humanity’s spiritual expression, which continues to articulate our present being. Its fragility is perhaps the most profoundly universal and recalcitrant gesture against the promise of death contracted long ago in the womb of time.’

Izmer Bin Ahmad, Contemporary Identities, June 2020

 

Notable commissions include ‘Pride’ (Skovgaard Museum, Denmark), ‘The Beauty of Decay’ (Chandran Gallery, USA), ‘Life in Death’ (Shirley Sherwood Gallery, UK), ‘Community’ (The Toledo Museum of Art, USA) and ‘The Womb’ (Fredrick Meijer Sculpture Park and Gallery, USA). Law’s work has also been exhibited by Bo. Lee Gallery, Broadway Studio & Gallery, NOW Gallery, The Garden Museum, Nivaagaards Museum and at institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria & Albert Museum. A book featuring a collection of Law’s artworks to date, released in October 2017, is available to order here.

 

‘I like to capture and treasure small beautiful natural objects to create an artwork that can be observed without the pressure of time. Preserving, treasuring, celebrating and sharing the beauty of the Earth with the world is what drives me.’

Rebecca Louise Law

 

Commissions

Commissions that are a continuation of Law’s ongoing practice are welcomed. Installations are site-specific and designed to dry within the space as permanent sculptures. If the artwork is required short term, the future of the natural materials used is taken into consideration. An artwork list is available by request. Please direct all inquiries to the team, via email, at studio@rebeccalouiselaw.com

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