haus34A is pleased to present SPILL,
a solo presentation by Barbara Rink.
Opening reception: February 9, 16 hrs
The exhibition will be introduced by Thomas Niemeyer, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
Finissage: March 2, 16 hrs
In her colorful installations, paintings and sculptures Barbara Rink explores the fluidity between the two-and three dimensional. Staging her abstract works intuitively, Rink plays and improvises with experiences of internal and external space, construction and deconstruction.
During her residency period in Haus34a Barbara Rink has been taking in the surrounding landscape, the abandoned quarries and the chapel in the Bentheimer castle. A desire to dissolve in the landscape and finding solace in the external world, led to walks and wanderings reflecting on the dramatics of how one moves through these kind of spaces.
These personal experiences, together with the stay in Haus34a resulted in her new installation Spill. Rink approaches the space scenographic; moving through the rooms of Haus34a towards an inner ‘sanctum’. She uses her abstract and painterly idiom to create sensory moments in space.
Rink is looking for a fluidity between painting and sculpture. The painterly placed outside of the frame as a spilling of the internal into the external and vice versa.
Barbara Rink lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Royal College of Art, BFA (The Hague) and Norwich school of Art and Design (Erasmus, UK). Recent residencies include Haus34a, URRA (Argentina), The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI, USA) and Vermont Studio Center (VSC, USA) and she has shown her work in solo and group show at, amongst others, BRADWOLFF PROJECTS, Kers Gallery, De Punt, Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, URRA, SFAI.