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Narrrative Realism - each picture tells a story

The work of Hanno Rink is Narrative Realism. In this, the abstract image becomes a highly tangible object thanks to the use of highly realistic painting. Rink exemplifies this with images of architecture and painting. He uses the picture space as a stage. He treats architecture as a discipline of painting.


His paintings often give the impression of being places about where stories have been told. With other pictures, he creates a space that challenges the spectators viewing habits and helps them to re-perceive. He creates spaces and events on a flat wall. The viewer of his pictures is mostly a spectator, situated sometimes both inside and outside the picture.

The painter reflects and comments on the passage of time, deliberately moving in socio-political and artistic“grey zones”. He paints without “illusions” or “visions”, his pictures are rather investigating and exploring the boundaries of the possible and the impossible. 

Hanno Rink The painter's home office, 2020

Title: The Painter's home office

Date: 2020

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm

Acryl on canvas

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