How would you describe your work?
Oskar Rink: My work reflects all what I am searching for: the light, the sanity, the urge to dive into the complexity of my surroundings that I am trying to understand, trying to visualize, trying to build and to draw a path that I can follow; something that guides me, so I won’t get lost.
Who or what inspired your approach?
I can’t answer this question — it drives me nuts just thinking about it. It's too huge. It's the whole thing. I wouldn't know where to start and where to end.
Whose work would you most like to be exhibited alongside?
In your opinion, what is the most exciting development in contemporary art?
Since I am not a great writer I would need to draw the answer to the question: a white paper filled with lines and dots. First they seem randomly placed, but they are all connected. They follow a rhizomatic structure; the answer lies in the structure itself but it’s constantly growing in multiple dimensions and time is no measure. Based on that feeling/observation, I find the discussion around
Nicolas Bourriaud’s The Radicant very interesting. Still haven’t decided where to position myself. I think some decades need to pass until we realise what we are looking at right now — as always in history.
Can you tell us something interesting/unusual about yourself?
Please, ask my therapist....
Bianca Chu, Head of Sale for First Open / London: The space of the mind and thought itself are visualised in Oskar Rink’s Der Gedanke (color) (The Thought) (color). By geometrically structuring the chaos of lines, shapes and colours Rink illustrates the complexity of human psyche.
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