... Nadin Rüfenacht knows her art history. She is a master of photography, the art of painting with light. She knows how to use materials skilfully to create desired effects, for instance the impression of velvet. Her imagination is rich enough to transform inspiration from the study of old masters in impressive and unique ways. Objects become protagonists. The space, the lighting, the perspective convey the unique stylistic approach of the photographer.
Space and time appear to form a wonderful symbiosis. There are no horizons. The subject matter of the images is located between the past and the future, the transient and the eternal, between death and life. The subjects realise well-established visual languages of the Renaissance, Baroque, Surrealism, in the medium of photography. She is investigating the mysteries of life. Her works bring the hidden into view. Her allusions to symbolism in the "nature morte" series on the one hand; the literal, direct translation of the term "nature morte" in her series of cut off animal heads on the other open up a vast space for interpretation. ...