Since the end of the last century, Enrique Brinkmann's paintings have always been concerned with a declared or suggested geometrical structure; an unequivocal sense of order allied to a rationalisation of space, which is then disrupted with his supremely painterly or graphic interventions. Brinkmann's artistic longevity enables him to stand as a symbol of so much of the history of Spain since the 1960s and beyond. His highly dramatic works, which he made whilst Franco was alive, gave way to a new-found freedom on the dictator's death. His gradual abandonment of the figure in favour of abstraction led to a fascination with Japanese minimalism and ultimately to an interest in ancient artifacts containing the earliest testimonies of written language.Read More
Enrique Brinkmann (b.1938, Malaga) lives and works between Malaga and Madrid.
Brinkmann has participated in several international biennials from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Beijing, China with group exhibitions in public collections such as; Museum of Modern Art, Johannesburg, South Africa; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA. The artist's works are part of numerous institutional collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; The Albertina Museum, Vienna; The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Fundación Pablo Picasso, Málaga; Wallraf- Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany; Sammlung Regierungspräsidium, Freiburg, Germany; Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Lanzarote, Spain; Colección Santander Central Hispano, Madrid, Spain; Winterausstellung, Düsseldorf, Germany.
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