Sweet inner Bastard by Marion Fink // 23 augusti – 30 september 2012
With lustful and intense liberation, Marion Fink encapsulates inner desires and limitations throughout her work. The uncontrollable and bestial is pitted against reason and social norms in a constant internal struggle. With a love-hate relationship and a dialogue between the rational and irrational the artist approaches her “inner bastard” – with a desire to set it free and let it run amok. But is it possible without subduing someone else?
In the exhibition Sweet inner Bastard, Marion Fink explores the topics of individuality, sexuality and relationships, having her own body close at hand. She works with classical oil painting and video, both of which are characterized by a raw physicality and unabashed immediacy. In the paintings the viewer encounters the presented characters with an eye contact. Their gaze is intrusive and seeking a connection, involving the viewer to participate in the event. In her video work, her actions are observed more from the outside. With drastic but simple acts, the artist investigates feelings that occur when internal desires and wishes cannot be satisfied.
Marion Fink (b. 1987) is born and raised in Bavaria, Germany and lives in Stockholm since 2009. She has participated in numerous of group shows, including Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2012, Vasa Konsthall, Finland and Young Art co / Ateljéprojektet.
Marion graduated from Gerlesborg School of Art in the spring of 2012 and will continue her studies in Fine Art at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany.
”Self Restraint”, olja på duk, 130×95 cm
”Take a ride”, olja på duk, 150×100 cm
”Caught on top”, olja på duk, 106×110 cm
”Deer me”, blyertspenna och olja på duk, 75×108 cm
”Apples of Eden”, olja på duk, 165×200 cm
”Lovely hairy beast IV”, olja på duk, 100×75 cm
”Lovely hairy beast I, II, III”, olja på duk, 3x55x39 cm
”Hostage I, II”, olja på duk, 2x108x72 cm
”Vanishing Point”, olja på duk, 150×100 cm
”Uninhibited”, olja på duk, 150×150 cm