Maria Rubinke is the Danish artist works with the 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.
Rubinke studied at the School of Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm in 2008. Later she has exhibited at Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art in Norway and the Civic Museum Bassano del Grappa in Italy, and most recently she has presented a comprehensive solo exhibition, Fragile, at the Vejle Art Museum in 2012.
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My friend told me about a watercolouring techinque where you mix sugar and water and after “painting” the paper with the liquid, you add the watercolour.
I wanted to try it out and took a couple of photos…
I give up arting forever
What the hell
My mom found an old sack of my baby pictures. In each and every one, I was smiling so big and bright and I was so happy. And as I am going through the pictures, I had to wonder: When did my self esteem get so low? When did I start feeling inferior? Who taught me that sex was the end all be all? When did I begin to make bad choices? Letting guys have a piece of me for the price of a pretty word? And I wanted to cry. Because I finally got re-introduced to my worth, and I hate myself for ever being dumb enough to forget. That now, all my choices, though I’ve learned and moved on, every once in a while, they haunt me. They make me scared that I can just as easily fall back into my old habits. And although my circumstances now are strange but great!, I am still scared sometimes.