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Maria RUBINKE (guest)

Maria RUBINKE (guest)

"With my work I wish to evoke an emotion in the viewer. I hope that they, when experiencing my work, feel that an emotion, which they have not been able to put into words, suddenly has a form." (Maria Rubinke)

Rubinke works with bronze castings as well as classic porcelain figure, where she allows the incomprehensible and chaotic in the human subconscious to rise to the surface. The pure white porcelain surface attracts the gaze of the viewer, but at the same time distorts our presuppositions when the small porcelain girls are slowly broken down and subjected to contrast-filled madness. They sink down and seem to drown in the thick mud of the bog and are fatally bitten by a snake. Like the surrealists, Maria Rubinke thematizes the complexity of the human psyche and works in a formal idiom all her own.

  • 1985Born in Haarby, Denmark.
  • 2008Maria Rubinke graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Department of Ceramics in Bornholm, Denmark
  • 2008Maria receives the Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, Talent prize 2008, for one graduating student at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2022Works and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
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A word about Maria Rubinke's endearing yet disturbing art
September 2022
A word about Maria Rubinke's endearing yet disturbing art

  • 2022Darkness is needed to see the stars, Beersel, Belgium
  • 2021"Ever", solo exhibition Martin Asbaeck Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2021Beautés equivoques, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
  • 2019LEGACY, Solo exhibition, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark
  • 2019LEGACY, Solo exhibition, Bornholmskunstmuseum, Gudhjem, Denmark
  • 2018No Ordinary Moments, EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland
  • 2016Solo exhibition, VOLTA, New York City, United States
  • 2014It’s better to burn out than to fade away, solo exhibition, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Denmark
  • 2012Fragile, solo exhibition, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Denmark
  • 2012The Civic Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • 2010Solo exhibition, Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art, Tønsberg, Norway
  • 2010Solo exhibition, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2009Solo exhibition, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 2008Solo exhibition, Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
  • Haugar Vestfold Museum Art, Tønsborg, Norway
  • Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Denmark
  • CLAY, Museum of Ceramic Art, Middelfart, Denmark
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