In August und September 2018 arbeitet Barbara Rink aus Amsterdam als Artist in Residence im haus34A in Bad Bentheim. Ihre Arbeiten wird die Künstlerin in ihrem Atelier in Amsterdam noch weiter ausarbeitet und werden dann später präsentiert.
Artist Statement Barbara Rink
Barbara Rink’s work draws from the tradition of painting which she explores in new and spatial ways. Her large scale installations are bridging the two and three dimensions, the mind and physical experience. Paintings as pop-up sculptures, acting as non-static and fluid events in space. The choice of paper and other vulnerable materials adds to the feeling of temporality and impermanence as harmonizing principles within the ordered chaos of Rink’s installations.
During the residency in Haus34a Barbara Rink will create an in-situ installation work in the three rooms of Haus34a in which she exploresa more painterly brushstroke that will be taking over the space. Looking for an emotional narrative and the power of suggestion, the large (abstract) painted paper sheets and cut-out shapes will act as actors in a play suggesting an underlying associative thought process that culminates in a staged painterly event.
Barbara Rink (1978) lives and works in Amsterdam.
Rink studied at the Royal College of Art, BFA (The Hague)and Norwich school of Art and Design (UK). Recent residencies include URRA (Argentina), The Santa Fe Art Institute (USA) and Vermont Studio Center (USA).