Rikke’s practice centers around the relationship between reality and the human being. She builds up her material in a new context, using instruments such as reflection, displacement and repetition, where the scenarios she creates appears as fragments or parts of a larger whole.
By this she seeks to questions the borders and edges of human perception.
She has, over past years, found herself more and more anchored in a metaphysic approach and interest, and seeks to examine the dialectic and the interaction between the human psyche and content on one hand, and the form of the world and things that inhabit it, and its matter on the other. She often works with the landscape and the body, and seeks to deconstruct and rebuild, by modulating the object itself. Via manipulation and different approaches to use and compose the medias, she aims to develop the field of those.
The reality as we know it, is braked apart and with a phenomenological approach the known and the abstract is used in its reconstruction, where she likes to operate in the minimalistic field.
Rikke’s work often creates scenarios which lies in between utopia / dystopia, and she tries to challenge the viewer to reflect on the reality we are in. The sublime and beautiful, the light and the landscape is present, but with this also the unknown and frightening.
There is a grounded sensitivity in the universe Rikke creates and investigates which carries imagination as an important element.
Rikke Flensberg (b. 1980) lives and work in Copenhagen. She graduated from Malmø Art Academy with a Master of Fine Arts in 2009. She works primarily with fine art photography, but also video, installation and sculpture and she exhibits her work in Denmark and internationally.
Artist website: https://www.rikkeflensberg.com