Enrique Brinkmann composes a visual tapestry within his abstract paintings which break into the realm of sculpture; constructing his compositions on a fine wire mesh held a few inches proud from the wall, he plays with the space between the physical painterly surface and its support. As one meditates upon the play of shadows on the wall behind, the works levitate between both their weightlessness and the density of highly worked areas of the mesh, at times pushing paint from the back, and at others painting on the front. He has continually worked within a dialogue between gesture and emptiness, noise and silence, all the while exploring his chosen surface.
Enrique Brinkmann (b.1938, Malaga) lives and works between Malaga and Madrid.
Brinkmann's works have been showcased in several international biennales in São Paulo and Beijing, group exhibitions: Museum of Modern Art at Johannesburg, Haus der Kunst Munich and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. His works have been acquired by numerous institutional collections: The Museum of Modern Art, Albertina Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Fundación Pablo Picasso, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Sammlung Regierungspräsidium, Saarland Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Colección Santander Central Hispano, and Winterausstellung at Düsseldorf, Germany.