Rebekka Steiger (b. 1993, Switzerland) perceives painting as a “state of mind”. In her self-confident fusion of form and color, she develops a fascinating, intense visual language that deals with the familiar and unfamiliar and sets no limit to the viewer’s imagination. Steiger graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) in 2016. She spent 2018-2019 in residencies in Beijing, China and 2022-2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she lived and worked for seven months. Renting a tiny tube-house in a local neighborhood and making an effort to learn and speak Vietnamese, the artist strived to submerse herself into an unknown surrounding and culture. These intense experiences and the discovery of painting materials very different to their Swiss equivalents prompted her working method and visual language to evolve. The artist’s figures and bestiary, largely absent in her ink-landscapes, returned to populate her canvases.
Rebekka’s works have been presented as solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, Galerie Urs Meile in Lucerne and Beijing, Kunst(Zeug)Haus in Rapperswil-Jona, Tank Museum in Shanghai, and as part of a group exhibitions at Meicheng Space in Shenzhen, Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, Galerie Bromer in Zurich, and Galerie Urs Meile in Lucerne, Ardez, and Beijing, among others.