Rebecca Baumann’s mesmerising works are shaped by her interest in psychology, sociology, and art history. Using light, colour and random pattern movement, she seeks to evoke a response, activating viewers’ emotions in fleeting and unexpected ways. Working across various media including installation, kinetic sculpture, and performance Baumann’s practice has produced both room-filling, immersive spaces and wall-based art works that arrest and intrigue. While earlier work has drawn on materials including cascades of golden tinsel, balloons, and smoke to offer a sense of occasion that varies from celebration to danger, it is colour that has remained a psychological constant throughout her practice.
Baumann lives and works in Perth; her works are represented throughout significant Australasian museum collections and she has been included in exhibitions at notable institutions, such as Carriageworks, Sydney (2020); te Papa, National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington (2018); Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2016); Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2016); MCA, Seoul (2015); Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth (2015); Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA, Brisbane (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2011) and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2011).