We only know the world we live in, it’s a fact. When we travel, however, we have the opportunity to connect, empathize and then live culture, thoughts and habits different from ours. Rebecca Brodskis (1988) had the opportunity to live mainly between France and Morocco, her country of origin, as well as in New York, Berlin and Tel Aviv. These experiences, combined with the Master in Sociology that focuses on the themes of vulnerability and social crisis, have helped to refine her perception in the world: so, she poured – and still continues – her sensitivity within the paintings she produces.
A painter since she was a child, with her grandmother as a teacher, she immediately learned to give the world a sincere and curious look, reflected in the investigation of her portraits. Friends and models are the protagonists, the only subjects of canvas with a monochrome background without objects or perspective. Estranged and absorbed in their thoughts, they reflect on the context that surrounds them, embodying the impotence dictated by the inexorable passing of time.
Her artistic training continued at the Ateliers des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris and the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, making her the artist she is today, represented by the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery and SEPTIEME Gallery.
The human presence is the common thread around of every work made by Rebecca: the space and the relationship that exists between us and it, it’s an expedient thought to bring the viewer to the reflection of issues such as reality and imagination, order and disorder, materialism and spirituality. The question mark is placed on what we don’t remember but that, in some way, is part and form of our existence; this is what reflects the gaze of her subjects.
Rebecca Brodskis is confrontation, she is diversity between cultures and individuals and, consequently, she’ inspiration. To learn more and benefit from the same open-mindedness, you can follow her Instagram account.
Article by Cobie