Karin van Pinxteren, Onbekend Atmosferisch Effect # 3 2018, wood, cardboard, text, fine liner, ink, tape, magnets, 142 x 51 x 4 cm © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Gedicht in casino  2017-2018, wood, cardboard, text, fine liner, silkscreen, felt, 86 x 86 x 3,5 cm © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Asymmetry is a gift, Trust is a quiet and uncertain endeavour, wood, cardboard, lacquer, 62 x 35 x 3 cm,  2012-2018, © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, In Chelva en ernaast, 2017, stamp, ink, pencil on paper, 50 x 70 cm, © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Onbekend Atmosferisch Effect # 1, 2018, wood, cardboard, text, fine liner, ink, tape, magnets, 138 x 66 x 4 cm, © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Asymmetry is a gift, 2017, wood, cardboard, lacquer, 60 x 45 cm, handmirror series © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Asymmetry is a gift, 2017, wood, cardboard, lacquer, 60 x 45 cm, handmirror series © photography Peter Cox Eindhoven

Karin van Pinxteren, Easy to love..., 2000-2011-2017, photo on dibond 45 x 24 cm (edition of 30) 

 

KARIN VAN PINXTEREN 

1967, Lives and works in Heeswijk 

 

Karin van Pinxteren studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Breda. She makes installations, performances, video, two-dimensional work, writes contemplative texts on her Nightportier blog and makes short poetry.

 

Karin says about her work: 

'You see the other person, you are yourself, on the other hand you can only see yourself completely in the mirror. In conclusion, one's own existence is reasonably invisible while the existence of others is entirely in the picture. This creates the will to reflect and communicate that are ways to make your own existence concrete. Attempts to sychronize follow attempts to sychronize. Because of the impossibility of this, because we are never on the same wavelength, not with the other person and not with the self, it turns out to be infinite movements.' 

 

Freek Lomme, author and director Projectspace Onomatopee:

‘Her work deals with a society of trust in an era of sensory control and asks us to position ourselves. As we open up to the fragility of being, getting close, she promotes the ethical potential of the aesthetic experience as a humanising force.’

 

SOLO (selection)

2018 Easy to love..., twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL 

2017 Soms is het daglicht vier eeuwen breed, Huis de Pinto, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Paper is as cosmic as the Universe, Guestroom KKN25 / GR1011, Arnhem, NL 

2013 In the message’s waiting Room, Mas de Charrou, Virginie Janssens Foundation, FR

2012 Part of Someone’s Diorama, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL

2011 I Confess, I Am An Artist, Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, UK

2011 The Hostess, The Porter and The Caretaker, KIK, Kolderveen, NL 

2009 The Caretaker, MeetFactory, Prague, CZ

2007 Existential interior #3 Waltz with me, Buro BK, Vlissingen, NL

2004 Creature, Vertoningsruimte Argument, Tilburg, NL

2004 Existential Interior #1 Comfort Food, De Nederlandse Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL

2000 Paranoid City Stream, Pofferd de-Nul, Antwerp, BE

 

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2019 Stil, Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL 

2017  ‘Guide me’ Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China, CN

2017  Abstract Wall Paintings III #De Stijl 100 years, PHK18 Rotterdam, NL

2017  ‘Verblijf me’, IK WAS JE, PARK, Tilburg, NL 

2016  Nothing if not beautiful, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL 

2016  Snapshot of a larger order, Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL 

2015  Door het beeld / Door het woord, Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL

2014  I am not doing anything until I feel the need, De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam NL

2014  Join in, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL 

2013  Huis/Re/Gels, Besiendershuis, Nijmegen, NL 

2012  Uit de verzameling, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL 

2012  Mutual Friends, Present Company, Brooklyn New York, USA

2012  Supermarket independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset Stockholm with Argument Vertoningsruimte Tilburg, SE

2011  De Briefwisselaars | The Correspondents, by Karin van Pinxteren, basement KiK, Kolderveen, NL 

2010  The Banquet, MeetFactory, Praag, CZ

2009  Invisible Empire – undefined spaces, your-space Van Abbemuseum, NL

2009  Ontmoeting 2 | Encounter 2, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL 

2008  ‘Existential Interior #4 Nach dem Blick’ Disconnected Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL 

 

OTHER

2016  Salon Van Abbe, lecture, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL

2016  Oerstof & Traagschuim, lecture, with Florette Dijkstra, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL 

2012  Art conversation with Winnie Teschmacher, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL 

2011  Artist Talk Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, UK 

2009  Artist talk with Alex de Vries, Museum De Pont i.c.w. BKKC Tilburg, NL

2009  In the Side Wings of the Universe, lecture, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, NL