about

[Nederlandse versie]

Rik Dijkhuizen (1988) is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary work reflects on overcoming (mental) challenges in a hyper-individualistic world. His narratives and installations often involve long research trajectories. In his scenographic installations and imaginative narratives, he uses a wide array of (personal) references and connotations to create sanctuaries for wellbeing. With a specific preference for materiality and the physical relationship to the object, his work attempts to create specific and convincing topos that are inviting and reflective. These place are otherworldly but feel strangely familiar and exist somewhere between memory and fiction. Water is a recurring material in his work and his favourite colour is yellow.

Rik studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, and Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Amsterdam.