Rini Brakkee graduated in 2006 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She makes very realistic oil paintings and drawings around the theme of purpose and the quest for meaning. Her latest series ‘Big Problems Small Paintings’ showed images from news and media, painted at a very small scale.
Besides her practice as an artist, Rini is an inspired teacher, and runs her own workshop/exhibition space. Children as well as adults learn in her lessons about new techniques and materials, art theory and art history. Fun and curiosity are her first priority, the rest will follow naturally.