Year of Birth
Country of Birth
Kinke Kooi *1961 in Leeuwarden (NL), lives and works in Arnhem (NL). Her recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Bernhard, Zurich (2021), Adams and Ollman, Portland (2021), Support, Lucas Hirsch, Düsseldorf (2019), Feature Inc., New York (1997-2014). Her recent and upcoming group exhibitions include, Far from the tree, Office Baroque, Brussels (2021), Fittings (with Tennant of Culture), Exile, Vienna (2020), Pastoral Love, Lucas Hirsch, Düsseldorf (2019).
"on a practical level, i think of Kinke’s drawings as social responsibility, dripping with riches.”
- Hudson, 2009
Looking sharp is a complex understanding: in my opinion it means cutting away the unnecessary.
My mother never looked sharp in that way but for me always extremely beautiful: her wardrobe is her palette and her fits her art pieces. She always works with scarfs and drapes them. I think my sympathy for drapes and folds comes from there: drapes are pliable and fittable, even sexual organs are created with folds and plies. It is the b ...
To be overwhelmed by nature is to dissolve into a bigger whole. It is an inclusive situation, which is the same as a domestic situation. Bonding, bondage, family and love have a lot to do with it... Decoration, as it appears on classical silk scarfs for example, often incorporates bonding shapes like ropes, belts, knots and creepers into its patterns. Decoration loves shapes that hold things together. Decoration is a great supporter and hospitable to everything.
I like to look at shapes of interruption, I like the soft approach.