There’s something you can’t quite put your finger on in German artistRosa Loy’s large format compositions of enigmatic female subjects. Like most artists associated with the New Leipzig School—including her husband Neo Rauch—Loy produces figurative works executed with an acute emphasis on technique. Her dedication to highly technical figuration aside, Loy’s works are nothing short of mystifying.
Rosa Loy and Neo Rauch appear to move in a not dissimilar cosmos of imagery and painterly intentions. The difficulty of a coherent interpretation is characteristic of both artistic work. The joining of various content, oddly realistic elements on the part of a fragmented at the same time, but also narratively structured by image inventory is perhaps paradoxically designate as highly calculated Surrealism.
1958 Born in Zwickau, Saxony
Lives and works in Leipzig