<< The subjects in my work are in a state of flux. Often hands (body) can be seen that literally bridge the gap between idea (mind) and form (material). Ideas as well as forms have a tendency to bend, falter or snap, often resulting in something new. That tipping point is magical. A magic that weaves itself through my projects like a hunt or thread. It is a flirt with the cracks and holes that surprises us unexpectedly and – in this occurance precisely choreographed – set us on a new track. >>
Paulien Barbas is a visual artist. Her work is part of various collections, including Les Abattoirs, museum of modern and contemporary art in Toulouse (FR) and Korea Ceramic Foundation (KR). In 2017 she won the silver prize at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale with a sound work. Paulien exhibited internationally and received commissions from various cultural institutions such as Bauhaus Foundation Dessau and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. She studied at the Rietveld Academy, is alumnus of the Rijksakademie and lives in Amsterdam.
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