Rosa Loy

German, b. 1958


Rosa Loy’s work comes out of a worldview influenced by her upbringing in Leipzig, in the former East Germany, cut off from the rest of postwar Germany by Communism and the Berlin Wall. Using casein, an ancient water-based paint derived from milk protein, Loy fills large canvases with mysterious and compelling all-female dream worlds. Brittle and thick, the casein imparts intensity to her paintings, which are both dark and lovely, abounding with references to fairytales, German and art history, Freudian eroticism, authoritarian rule, and death.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Rosa Loy
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