Rosa Loy
German, born 1958
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Rosa LOY - Maifeier,
Galerie Kleindienst
Rosa Loy - Die andere Seite,
Kunstraum Innsbruck
G2 #1: Leipzig 2015. Hildebrand Collection,
G2 Kunsthalle

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.