Rebecca Turk is an artist born and raised in Madison WI. She went to art school at UW-Madison and graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science-Art, and has been developing her independent painting practice since. In addition to her freelance art career, she works as a high school substitute teacher and bartends at The Great Dane.
Human anatomy has always made me curious about a lot of things. It calls to question how we came to be, the many states we evolve through in our body, and the functions we perform voluntarily and not. There is a great deal of mystery left. What I explore through these paintings is first the form of a human being, but with parallels of human emotion on top of some intense performances of physical endurance.
Each of these three paintings are different mediums, and approached with a slightly different process to mimic the mood of my subject. I don’t want the actions depicted to be brutal or scary, instead I wanted to embellish some subtle, yet tense details with shimmery accents. Highlighting the painless dissections to make them beautiful.