Tine Kindermann's art deals with the allure of miniature, juxtaposing an idyllic and established format (such as dollhouses, dolls or collectible figurines) with the harsher realities of the human condition. Her peephole installations, built from weathered crates and drawers found on New York's streets, peopled with small figurines sculpted by the artist, add a seductive layer of voyeurism, often evoking childhood memories.
An ongoing exploration of how to tell a story without words, through light and shadow, found objects and the body language of tiny figurines.
Hummel Midrash Project (2004 - ongoing)
A social commentary project referencing popular collectibles that originated in Nazi Germany. The Hebrew term "midrash" means to "fill in the gap".
Works on Kraft paper
These works on paper were started during an artist residency on Governors Island, NY in the summer of 2015. The largest pieces are 5 ft x 4 ft. The works are inspired by vintage erotic photos and dolls owned by the artist.
song by Frank London, animation by mornography and Tine Kindermann