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OPPOSING FORCES BY CRISTI RINKLIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Cristi Rinklin received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1999, and her BFA in painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1989.  She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the United States, as well as venues in Rome, Florence, and Amsterdam.

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“I present a pictorial language that is altered by technology, in turn becoming a lens through which we translate our contemporary understanding of space. Imagery in my work is constructed and manipulated through opposing forces and visual impossibilities, via intense color, and optical effects. The seamlessness of layering I employ is a response not only to current widely available digital technologies, but also to the great tradition of illusion in painting.” Cristi Rinklin

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