Kunstnerintervju #55 – Sabine Rieck

Sabine Rieck is participating with to etchings from 2017 at the jubilee-exhibition, Østlandsutstillingen 2019 (VI):
o.T. from 2017, 30x42cm
Baumgrenze2017 Radering 28x39cm

How did you find out that you wanted to become an artist? 
Drawing is the central theme through my childhood and adolescence.

 I decided to study Visual Communication and later I found my language in graphic characters.

Finally, twenty years ago, I specialized in etchings. A happy combination of art and crafts.

  • The origin of my work is the thought, interpersonal themes,

words or fragments of sentences from the literature.

Words in the head make the hand work. The result is sign language – written pictures.

  • In 2015 I participated in the exhibition «Identitet» in Oslo.

My work to this topic: «Writer’s letter-reader’s letter»

My statement: There is no «one» meaning of a text. The reader searches for the text’s

identity within the character of the writer in relation to himself.

The reader gives the text a new identity.

  • My two art pieces at the exhibition show my way of working in the last three years.

I cut used zinc plates from old etchings into pieces search for connections and

 correspondences and assemble the items by soldering. I create a print and 

overprint this collage with a new associatively drawn dry point.

This process is similar like the memory. Thoughts and feelings of the present

 shape the pictures of the past.

  • This year I’ve had a big single exhibition in the old monastery of Kiel. Everyone knows 

what that means in terms of pre and post work. So – my next big project is just creative 

work in peace without disturbance. And maybe I’ll discover new ways by experimenting.

  • I’m really interested in continuing the corporation between the artists of Norway 

and Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to the exhibitions I’d wish myself more time

 and opportunities for personal contact with the other artists. This year during my 

stay in Oslo I enjoyed talking together and to discuss the individual ways of working.

To visit artists in their studios was good start in this direction.