For her show Topography of Transition, painter and drawer Barbara Rink has created an installation where she transforms the dome-shaped space of BRADWOLFF PROJECTS into a temple of form, colour and movement. It is a universal blueprint that is the basis of old rituals of various nature-based cultures like west African and north American first-nation people. Ten years ago Rink came into contact with these ceremonies and was deeply impressed. The palpable energy and beauty of these temporary gatherings inspire her to transform the remnants of her memory into her own visual language. For Rink, art is a way to research the relationship of contemporary man to his surroundings.
Rink is interested in the various steps of the working process, especially when everything comes together. Where the two-dimensional surface changes into the three-dimensional. Not only do colours and material flow together but material and shape are related in such a way that it changes the physical space into one great visual interplay. The process of transformation plays such an important role that it is part of the installation itself, which is in progress until everything falls into its place and reaches an ultimate balance between installation and surroundings. Topography of Transition transforms the exhibition space of BRADWOLFF PROJECTS in an inquisitive and organic way into a complete sacral space.
Barbara Rink [Huizen, 1978] studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag. In the past ten years she participated in shows and artist-in-residencies internationally amongst others, the Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute and Consortium Medisch Centrum Haaglanden. She integrated her degree in Life Coaching and Family Constellations in various social art practices, workshops and performances.
The exhibition Topography of Transition is made possible thanks to a contribution of the Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten in the category development budget.