Artist Statement

Anne Barlinckhoff is an artist whose work is an study of the human body and our relationships. With her remarkable eye for detail and evoking emotions for trust, close to skin of her subjects are an exploration of the sculptural bodies turned into shapes and stories, forms and contours that transform the ordinary into a new kind of intimacy. Sometimes even deliberately placed out of context, and thus urge the viewer to recalibrate the visual and cultural assumptions we live by. The power she feels within her body and soul is infinite and that power is strengthened when shared with others.

Barlinckhoff’s body of work harmonizes serenity, strength, and love. By applying nudity within her work, her images invoke a sense of trust between the model and their body as well as the photographer and model. She’s drawn by her intuitive experience of reality — her past, dreams and daily physical contact with people. With her intimate and caring approach to this and capture the beauty and pure aesthetic of it all, is what marks her work in any context.