Rebecca Mason is a UK based artist using light to convey the darkness within human life, existence and emotion. Her work has been described as an extraordinary mix of truth and beauty through which she is able to engage her audience with brutal observations about life, love, money and culture with her honest, and often humorous, interpretation of the modern world.
Neon, with its seedy connotations and consumerist lure, is the brush she uses to create a gritty and simultaneously delicate world. Drawing inspiration from the exciting, chaotic playground of London, her life experiences, mistakes and feelings and particularly from the events of the wider world and politics, her work focuses on day to day human existence. It encompasses themes of inequality, fear, misinformation, disinformation, imperfection, prejudice, blame, judgment, assumptions, truth, acceptance, power, control, chaos and wilful oblivion.
Rebecca, whilst always creative, did not follow a traditional art school background. Coming from a working class Midlands upbringing, she went on to gain a 2:1 BA and MA degree in Economics from The University of Cambridge. This was followed by nearly 15 years of working in regulatory roles in large City institutions in London, Paris and New York. She now works full time as an artist and divides her time between East London and the Creative Quarter of Folkestone, following a recent relocation down to the coast. Rebecca has also recently established Sentient, a new physical and online gallery and design space, which she manages and curates.
Rebecca has exhibited at various UK venues and has collectors both in the UK and overseas.