Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf predominantly focuses on painting and portraiture, exploring themes surrounding female identity and mortality. Her work is largely informed by mythology and the tradition of vanitas painting. The young woman becomes a symbol for the fleeting nature of human life as well as creative fertility and potential; Youth and beauty allude to their natural counterpart of death and decay.
“In many ways the images of mythological female characters I used to draw as a child have evolved and turned into my current practice. These early explorations into idealised female identity representing the beginnings of how the female form became the primary barer of meaning in my work; a vehicle though which to explore themes of identity, mortality, desire and a search for meaning in itself.”
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is a London based artist who grew up between Germany and the UK. Vice president to the Society of Women Artists, and recipient of several awards she shows in solo, curated and juried shows at venues such as the Mall Galleries. The V&A and the RCA . She completed her MFA at Wimbledon College of Art in 2015.