Rudy Loewe

Rudy Loewe is a visual artist exploring black histories and social politics through painting, drawing and text. Their approach to painting speaks to their background in comics and illustration — combining text, image and sequential narrative.

Rudy began a Techne funded practice-based PhD in 2021. Their research critiques Britain’s role in suppressing Black Power organising in the English-speaking Caribbean during the 60s and 70s. They are creating paintings and drawings unravelling this history included in recently declassified government records.

For Precarious, we show Groundwork which invites us to slow down, take a breath and look to the communities around us for support and mutual aid: our struggles are often interwoven. Crisis such as Covid 19 or our current runaway inflation help focus the mind, as Rudy asks us to reassess the way we live, the structures that support us – and to consider alternative possibilities.

Rudy Loewe lives and works in London. Rudy has exhibited extensively including Unattributable Briefs: Act One at Staffordshire St Gallery, London (2022), New Contemporaries, touring (2022) and NAE Open 22 at New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2022). They have also been invited to participate in the 12th Liverpool Biennial in 2023.