Surrealism, nostalgia, vulnerability and strenght play a big part in the images Maud Rijken creates.
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 image even more.
Liesbeth Peters and Maud Rijken, share a fascination for the innovative potential of traditional media such as screen printing, paper, textile and textile processing.
With their collaboration, Rijken and Peters are able to create a hybrid world in which tough experiment and sensitive association are interwoven. The delicate, complex tactility of the work refers to old textile traditions such as quilting, in which creators depicted universal human themes in various motifs such as birth, death, mourning or betrayal.
Strangely enough, the sight of spirited beings who have been transferred with so much attention to a carrier where they take on a new form and identity, has a liberating effect on the viewer.
2019 Founded LM Co-Lab
2018 Collaboration with artist Liesbeth Peters
2017 Groupexhibition 'textile fascinated'
2016 Works on textile
2016 Project; 'Horses'
2015 'Henk van Stokkom fund', fund to work for a year at print lab 'Daglicht'
2016 Deelname LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016
2016 Deelname Magnum Photography Awards 2016
1990-1995 Artez academy of fine arts, Arnhem. Master art education and art history.
1995-1996 Artez academy of fine arts, Arnhem. Autonomous arts.
1999-2002 Academy of photography, Amsterdam. Photojournalism.
1996-2007: Autonomous photographer and Freelance photographer for newspapers (Dagblad de Limburger, Brabants Dagblad), city of Eindhoven, Youthcare and Schools.
2002 - now: Teacher of arts and art history.
2012 - now: Autonomous photographer and graphic- and textile designer.
2017 groupexhibition 'Textile Fascinated' at GA Den Bosch, NL
2015 solo exhibition at TAC, TAC Eindhoven, NL
2014 10 years TAC, TAC Eindhoven, NL
2013 Graphic Lab 'Daglicht', Eindhoven, NL.
2007 Gallery 'De Kunstvloer', Tegelen, NL
2006 Photofestival Deurne, Deurne, NL
2005 Catriena Church, Eindhoven, NL
2003 Museum 'de Wieger', Deurne, NL
2003 Gallery 'ID', Helmond, NL
2003 Gallery 'Rebound', Eindhoven, NL
2003 Gallery 'Bart', Nijmegen, NL
2002 Inspection of education, Utrecht, NL
2002 Gallery 'de Melkweg', Amsterdam, NL
2001 Gallery 'Piadza', Tielt, Belgium
1997 Gallery 'Het Schepenhuis', Budel, NL
1996 K.U.N. (Catholic University Nijmegen), Nijmegen, NL