Rik Dijkhuizen (1988) is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary work reflects on mental health in a hyper-individualistic society. In his scenographic installations and imaginative narratives, he uses numerous (personal) references and connotations to create sanctuaries for wellbeing and collective embodiment; convincing topos that invite and call for reflection. These places are not quite of this world but feel strangely familiar and are situated somewhere between reality and fiction. Water is a recurring material in his work. Rik studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, and Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Amsterdam.
Photo: Stijn Rompa