Born 1985 in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE. Lives and works in Cologne, DE.
Rebekka Loeffler’s artistic works reflect on various essential aspects of human life and non-human existence. She brings these in connection with her own experience and perception of ‚being in the world‘ and translate them into a personal language of colour and form. They are being developed in preparatory drawings and three-dimensional paper models and will be finally implemented in mainly large-size paintings. In addition, in recent years, she also created drawings, occasional installations, and sculptures in ceramics and aluminium.
The focus of her most recent works has been around themes that address the interconnectedness and the processes of different realms on Planet Earth. On the one hand, they deal with the relationships of humans with the earth, the environment, and other living beings, in particular with questions of production in respect of both reproduction and new linkages between different species. On the other hand, they address the human language and its translation as well as transmission by technical means into an endless and global flow of information and communication. Her earlier works were inspired by internal human processes – including processes of thinking, feeling, and remembering – and they thematized questions about the localization of a human being and the interpersonal relationships he/she has with others.
She approaches these themes in her works through a working method that links thoughts, feelings, and visual impressions which are triggered by an idea. By doing so, she intends to incorporate the multi-layered levels of human perception into the development of her works. They are described by therms like entanglement, complexity, permeability, movement, rhythm, growth, and transformation, both in terms of content and form. They provide an answer to all the questions underlying her works about the definition of the world and her personal localization of it.
Rebekka Löffler received her master’s degree at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, DE in 2012, and was a resident at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Ghent, BE in 2016-2017.
Her most recent solo exhibitions include: Transmissions at KNUST KUNZ GALLERY EDITIONS, Munich (2022); Schwebezustand at KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp, (2020); ‘From you / to me. / From me to you.’ at Barbé Urbain gallery, Ghent, BE (2018) and Giving Things a Face at De Filatuur gallery, Brussels (2016).
Selected group exhibitions comprise: There Is No Such Thing as Abstract Art, EMERGENT, Veurne, BE curated by Frank Maes (2021); MOLECULE, de Singel, Antwerp, BE (2018); ‘As if we could scrape the color off the iris and still see’ at Twin Gallery, Madrid curated by Sonia Fernández Pan (2018); Slippages at the White House Gallery, Leuven, BE (2018); The Other Half, Three Painters at Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin curated by Jurriaan Benschop (2018); The Grid and the Cloud: How to Connect. at Vanderbourgt Building, Brussels curated by Elena Sarokina (2017); Regionale12 at Städtische Galerie Weil am Rhein, DE (2012); TOP 12 at Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, DE (2012) and 17//24 at Städtische Galerie im Buntetor, Bremen, DE (2008).