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Rasmussen, Rebekah
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Artist and mother, Rebekah Rasmussen completely entwines these two roles, collaborating with her young daughter Selva on artworks and exhibitions.

Through a series of collaborative drawings, installations, and sculptures using materials akin to a child’s repertoire, the dual roles of mother/artist and child/daughter are celebrated in all their chaos and complexity. These works present a playful, yet carefully considered experiment in materiality, chance, composition, and compromise. Simultaneously compatible and clashing, Rebekah and Selva’s marks, placed together, buoy one another and are presented with equal importance.

Rebekah Rasmussen graduated with a Diploma in Art and Creativity from The Learning Connexion in 2007 and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Massey University in 2015. Upon graduating she began a twelve-week studio residency and exhibition at 30 Upstairs Gallery on Courtenay Place. Here she started exploring the colour and materials that her then one-year-old child used, bringing them into her practice. She has exhibited in Wellington galleries at 30 Upstairs, play_station, Toi Pōneke Gallery and The Engine Room. In 2018 her work was selected as a finalist for the National Contemporary Art Awards, and the Parkin Drawing Prize. Rasmussen lives and works in Wellington.
Biro, acrylic paint, cloth tape, glitter, spray paint, paper
485 x 380mm
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