Rinzen were grown in a petri dish containing a hybrid medium of Pantone ink, Linseed oil and Perspex glue. After prolonged exposure to vectors provoked what scientists vaguely refer to as a ‘bad trip’, they stole an idea from Surrealists and rode it over the fence to freedom.
Since then the collaborative approach of its five members has reared it’s chimeric head in designs on everything from wallpaper and fabric to bicycles and toys. Recently they’ve published a felt covered embroidered book called “Neighbourhood”, exhibited in Mexico City, conducted a workshop in Sapporo and launched music video site Hubs TV. Members of the group are based in Berlin, Brisbane, Melbourne and New York. www.rinzen.com