'Looking without analysing', Riki Mijling calls it, her sculptures made of corten steel and metal - recently in combination with glass. They trigger to observe without necessarily feeling the urge to interpret or explain. Perception without the corset of dogmas, without the burden of intellect or reflective thinking.
Mijling wants an 'open view', an observer who not only looks, but one who also sees. For her, the object in itself is the 'message', the bearer of a meaning expressed in form and volume, but also in emptiness and in relationship to the surrounding space.
During her recent stay in Ponte de Sor [Portugal], as an artist in residence, Mijling experimented with works on paper. In her Berlin exhibition she will be showing new work, among which wall sculptures in steel and glass and a number of works on paper. Maximum action with minimal means.