Rebekka Ana Aimee Stuhlemer (born 1995, Berlin) lives and works in Berlin and Dusseldorf. She studied Fine Arts at Brunswick University of the Arts and Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. Hovering over the large sheets of unstretched canvases, Rebekka Stuhlemer’s paintings are portals that connect bodily and environmental realms, that channel movement and colours in complex and intuitive compositions. Her works are fugitive, fragmented, corporeal, they cross-contaminate and self-distance. Their infused movement sparks a soft level of animism that is carried along by the gaze of the viewer.
What is compelling about the artist’s practice is the manner in which she situates herself – intuitively and physically – within multiple ecosystems that undermine the Cartesian mind-centered understanding of human existence. Whereas her expressive brush strokes and bright, watery colours share abstractionist features, the artist’s insertions of micro-organic elements create a specific system of proceeding in time and body. The artist’s pictorial compositions, colourful and fragmented, spread throughout their surroundings, inclusive of both the visible and the invisible. The membranous corporeality of the paintings rests in an unresolved tension with its environment, continuously modelling its shape. The artist’s works question the Western Cartesian concept of the individual, simultaneously transforming public spaces, such as parking lots, library rooms, and the facades of buildings.
Selected solo and group exhibitions: holding a shell, walking a line (2022), Suprainfinit gallery, Bucharest; Sensing the City (2022), Marvila Library, Lisbon; In Search of Overwhelming Banality (2022), Athens, Greece; Sestiere di Venezia (2021), public intervention in Venice; Bijenale Mladih (2021), The Youth Biennial of Belgrade, Serbia; Out of Shape (2021), Karlsruhe, Germany; Tangente (2021), duo exhibition with Naomi Shintani Deibel.