b. 23 February 1979, England
From highly sculptural ceramics, to industrial sculpture & experimental painting, the work of artist Rebecca Appleby is a continual exploration of the contemporary urban landscape. Examining the ever-present cohabitation & conflict between industry & nature.
Through a series of techniques developed over a 20-year career, Rebecca’s works are strongly defined by a series of marks & surface contusions that mimic both the manufactured process of industry & the seemingly sporadic, yet calculated occurrences found in nature. Her works explore & echo both the ephemeral & established solidity of her surroundings, offering the viewer thought-provoking pieces & an exemplary dialogue of colour, line & movement.
Born in Leeds, Rebecca is a highly respected artist, whose sculptural & painterly eye, allows her the diversity to go beyond the boundaries of her traditional background in ceramics, giving her the freedom to create vibrant & challenging work.
Rebecca trained at Edinburgh College of Art 1999-2001 (BA Ceramics) and currently lives and works in Yorkshire.