Surrealism, nostalgia, vulnerability and strength play a big part in the images Maud Rijken creates. She's fascinated by the skin and shape of her objects. The plasticity that is shown playing with the light and shadow can transform a shape into something different, abstract and new.

Her work contains pictures as well as graphic work like silkscreen en photographic etches. Graphic techniques provide her with the opportunity to add an extra and new layer. A way to manipulate the images even more.

'It starts with photography. That's the basis. From there images emerge'