Rebecca Fontaine Wolf
- Title: Charred
- Size: 70 x 100cm
- Medium: Acrylic, Ink, and Pastels
"Charred’ refers to the idea that something new can be born from the charred ground after a fire. It’s about the potential for renewal and hope after the devastation. I feel that this is very relevant during this time when there seems to be no end in sight to this collective ( and individual) trauma we are experiencing. All the brave people in the NHS who are so often undervalued are the ones on the ground fighting this battle and we need to try and assist them in any way we can.
My hope is that once we come through this time of devastation, we can begin to grow a new appreciation for how vital the NHS is to us all, making sure that the people we turn to in a time of crisis such as this are supported and adequately funded at all times".
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is an artist of mixed European heritage who grew up between Germany and the UK. She is principally known for her figurative paintings in which she explores the implications of her female gaze. Her practice which is rooted in the traditions of portraiture takes inspiration from Vanitas painting and mythology amongst many other sources.
Fontaine-Wolf studied Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (2000-04) and was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award Grant to complete her MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts (2013-15). She is Vice President to the Society of Women Artists and has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions at venues such as the the V&A, Mall Galleries and the RCA