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Date of birth: 27/12/1988 Nationality: French

Rebecca Brodskis was born in France in 1988. She spent most of her childhood travelling and living between France and Morocco. She studied painting at the ateliers des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris and at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. Shortly thereafter, she worked in New York City as the assistant to the Norwegian artist, Lars Laumann. After some time in New York, Brodskis returned to Europe and chose Berlin as her new home base. Having always been attracted by theoretical studies, she is now completing a Masters degree in sociology on the themes of vulnerabilities and social crisis.

"My sources of inspiration are often influenced by my readings. I started studying sociology a few years ago, which led me to reflect on the theme of the cultural and geographical in-between, which I gradually came to explore in the context of expatriates in contemporary societies. This theme has become intrinsic to my artistic process I perceive it as an intermediate space at the crossroads of empirical reality and imagination, order and disorder, materialism and spirituality, determinism and freedom. The in-between is a space without borders. It is a space detached from societal standards, allowing for free introspection and experimentation. The in-between can also be understood as a feeling of unsettled impermanence, a state of being Siegfried Kracauer refers to as extraterritoriality, where one feels as an "outsider" in an unending provisional. Through my paintings, I try to express fleeting, passing, and transitory impressions; in other words, the ephemerality of life and dreams or the reconstitution of reveries and remote memories that are difficult to completely restore. My paintings are an invitation to take part in an oneiric journey, guided by a vague narrative that can be interpreted in multiple ways. I accomplish this by not overworking the details and by not locating the characters in recognizable spaces linked to reality. My goal is to visually articulate the sensation of being in the midst of an illusion. I realize my paintings with many layers of oil paint, which I then wash off. I do not like to be completely in control of my creation and often let the turpentine surprise me. I work mainly on large formats in order to fully immerse myself in the fabric, and therefore, in the worlds that I construct."
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