Rebekka Löffler : : From you / To me / From me to you

vr 19.10 - zo 25.11.2018

Barbé-Urbain Gallery
Penitentenstraat 29
9000 Gent





opening: vrijdag 19 oktober 2018 | 19u-23u
19 oktober - 25 november

Rebekka Löffler (1985, DE) grew up in the Black Forest region near Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). She received her master’s degree at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karslruhe in 2012, and was a resident at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Ghent (Belgium) in 2016-2017.

Recently she participated in exhibitions like ‘As if we could scrape the color off the iris and still see’ at Twin Gallery curated by Sonia Fernández Pan (Madrid, 2018); The Other Half, Three Painters at Magic Beans Gallery curated by Jurriaan Benschop (Berlin, 2018) and The Grid and The Cloud: How to Connect. at Vanderborght Building curated by Elena Sarokina (Brussels, 2017).

She showed her paintings in institutions such as Städtische Galerie (Karlsruhe, 2012); Städtische Galerie (Weil am Rhein, 2012) and Städtische Galerie (Bremen, 2008). Her solo exhibition with the title ‘From you / to me / From me to you’ will be at Barbé Urbain Gallery (Ghent, 2018) from October 19 - November 25 2018.
Rebekka Löffler’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings explore the interface between the explainable and intangible aspects of being. They demonstrate her reflection and response to the conditions and occurrences of life. Painful or rousing, subtle or sublime moments of life evoke the urgency to be shaped in all their states of matter and to be coloured in all shades in order to grasp and frame a cleared and decipherable image of life.
Her works create a space of experience where sensory perception, emotion, memory, and associations come together. They explore themes connected to personal experiences, such as language and identity, moments of realization or shifting perception, the role of women, the definition of land, and interpersonal interaction and relationships. In her paintings, a wide variety of shapes, patterns, lines, and pure floating paint collide, interact, and interlace in multi-layered constellations. Vibrant painterly gestures in space resonate various wave motions and are energized by vivid colours and light. Of the pictorial elements, some resemble recognizable objects while others arouse the power of imagination, moving with lightness in an indefinite and dynamic space.


beeld - Installation view at Städische Galerie Karlsruhe 2012. Rebekka Löffler, ‘Fabel’, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 220 x 190 cm.