Josephine Rutten

 

Her painting is about structure, the structure of earth for example, where she zooms in on the detail, the ground under your feet, and she zooms out to the space around us. Structure in layers. 

In her sculpting too surface is an important element, as she may paint the bronze or give it the appearance of carton or bubble plastic. Again: there is no mercy for the material, there is just expression. In the three dimensions of sculpting one sees a human figure, caught in the action of something small, such as to enjoy oneself. 
 
Her work is nowadays greately influenced by Charles and Ray Eames and their famous shortfilm "Powers of Ten". Those who have watched the film "Powers of Ten" will see the connection with Josephine´s work immediately.