Rachel Kneebone

British, b. 1973

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Rachel Kneebone

British, b. 1973

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Writhing limbs, phalluses, and hybrid body parts all pour out from Rachel Kneebone’s porcelain sculptures. Treading a seductive line between beauty, ecstasy, and death, Kneebone mines from the works of Ovid, William Blake, and Dante to produce figurative forms that reference Auguste Rodin and his seminal works like Gates of Hell (1880-1917). Profoundly influenced by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Kneebone conjures states of erotic transgression as human parts migrate into amorphous forms. The plinths that support her figures give way to cracks and ruptures as, seemingly, the force of these climactic struggles and grotesque scenes becomes too much to bear.

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Biography

Writhing limbs, phalluses, and hybrid body parts all pour out from Rachel Kneebone’s porcelain sculptures. Treading a seductive line between beauty, ecstasy, and death, Kneebone mines from the works of Ovid, William Blake, and Dante to produce figurative forms that reference Auguste Rodin and his seminal works like Gates of Hell (1880-1917). Profoundly influenced by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Kneebone conjures states of erotic transgression as human parts migrate into amorphous forms. The plinths that support her figures give way to cracks and ruptures as, seemingly, the force of these climactic struggles and grotesque scenes becomes too much to bear.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
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Top 10 Contemporary Artists Working With Ceramics
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