Rini Hurkmans


Mater Mea (2007)

The White Shroud installation, Sonsbeek Park, 3mx8m installation (2008)

Pieta 2003, pigment based inkjet print, 100 cm x 128 cm,
 ed 2+1 AP

Dear Son, video (2003)

Homeland part V, video (2003 – to date)

The Flavor of Salt, video (2008)RINI HURKMANS cv 2010


RECENT SHOW: Rini Hurkmans, 2008

The work of Rini Hurkmans creates spaces that are intended as sanctuaries for human intuition, memories, fantasies, desires and feelings of wonder, places where the opposition between the internal and external world has been bridged. The 'unspeakable', that which is not spoken of, that which is unmentionable – emptiness and absence are aspects of it – acquires a form which functions on an emotional as well as on a spiritual level. In the work, the conceptual aspects take a central place, symbolized in various ways. Over time the visual means have become more direct. An interesting aspect is that Hurkmans combines elements taken from different cultures to express universal feelings: the life and survival of the human, his vulnerability, the loss of individuality, the drama but also the power, beauty and euphoria.