Rudy Loewe is a visual artist and arts educator engaging in critical social issues and histories through painting, drawing and print.
Their practice interrogates what has become truth in the collective memory, envisaging alternate futures that centre black queer experience. Pertinent questions within their practice have been — Who are the authors of history? Whose narratives are seen as objective? How do we preserve our own legacies?
Threads within their work are Black history, colonialism, gender & sexuality and Caribbean folklore. Rudy uses a visual language to disentangle these themes and highlight the interconnectedness in our struggles against oppression. Often they use personal narratives, collected first hand experiences and archival material as a starting point in their work. Rudy is concerned with who has access to archives; and the way our histories are disseminated.
A focus within their practice is how we can work collectively as artists to build structures for our communities as BIPOC (Black/indigenous/people of colour). They have collaborated to do this as part of two collectives, Collective Creativity (UK) and Brown Island (Sweden).
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