Welcome to the site of sculptor Rick Keijzer.
Solo exhibition “Apparatus”
01-11-2020 till 13-12-2020 at Kasteel Geldrop
The exhibition is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 14.00 till 17.00. Due to corona a max of 25 people is allowed! For more info and location check the website: https://kasteelgeldrop.nl/evenement/expositie-rick-keijzer/
My latest series of works is strongly influenced by the death of my friend and fellow sculptor Cappy Jack at the beginning of this year. In one of our last correspondences he informed me that he wanted to leave me his tools and materials. In the days after his death and through working with his materials, I became more and more aware of the special narrative that was created by the objects he collected in his life, many brought from the US, his home country. In the beginning it was difficult to work with the material because these objects are full of memories and stories. But once I managed it was valuable because I learned more about him and got to know him better. Thus the tools became more than a tools, but a way to be connected with him and to experience his connection with the world.
In this exhibition I investigate the experience of humanity. Many people struggle to get to grips with today’s changing world. There is insecurity, anger, ignorance and fear. But there is also room for change, hope, new insights and, above all, a reappraisal of everything that gives our humanity value.
In the works this emerges in the form of a search for the right tools to influence life and to find balance in a time characterized by digitization and literal distance from each other. Old and oxidized materials and objects are accompanied by polished and colorful accents. Tools reappear as alienating objects that transcend their function. Some works tell a whole story, where the viewer’s gaze determines what the message is.
* the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose.
Apparatus III, 2020. Steel, brass, oxide.
Solo exhibition chapel of VUmc
Tuesday 8 October from 16:30 to 18:30 is the opening of my solo exhibition with the theme “Partwise” in the chapel of the VU medical center! The exhibition can be visited daily and will be open until the end of November.
There are innumerable patterns to be discovered in a human life. Where are we in the life cycle, the overarching pattern of existence? Both resignation to and conflict with the uncertainty of this concept is a binding factor for people.
“Partwise” indicates something that is found to be true, taking into account all parts of the whole. A truth relates to a limited amount of data / information / material and the term Partwise therefore implies that no wisdom holds true everywhere. Partwise can be seen as a metaphor in which every part of the life cycle has value.
Ymmortal XIII, 2019. Steel, zinc, lacquer. L 50cm, B 33cm.
Solo exhibition at Galerie de Stoker
The Panta Rhei series (see below and portfolio) has been further developed and researched.
In the Panta Rhei series, the works give the impression of being in motion. In this work (Panta Rhei XXVI, 2019) the form is organic, as if it was grown and not constructed.
Rough and polished materials meet, solid steel and iron parts are accentuated by parts of shiny brass and hammered lead.
The opening of the exhibition is on Saturday 8 June from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The exhibition can be visited until Sunday 7 July.
The gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00. Address: Witte de Withstraat 124, Amsterdam
Solo expo Panta Rhei
Everything flows and that movement is the starting point of this exhibition.
The works evoke the suggestion of movement. Shapes that the eye follows through a cycle of poses. Works that have been created by impact, rigid hard materials that have been formed by great force. Sculptures that can be carried away like seeds in the wind or through the water, to start a new movement elsewhere.
Everything flows to the end and forms a new beginning.
Dear people, on the 23rd and 24th of March I will be exhibiting solo in art center Groeten van Marc with the exhibition Panta Rhei.
The opening is Saturday, March 23 from 5:00 to 7:00. On Sunday you can visit the exhibition from 12:00 to 17:00.
During this exhibition I will show a selection of old and new work in the studio space, the chapel and the glass corridor. All works are for sale without commission!
Group exposition Kunst Aan De Ee 2018
For the third time, the historic center of Woudsend is the setting
for a large art exhibition. 3,700 m2 professional contemporary
art: ceramics, paintings, bronze, jewelry, photography, wood, glass and
Adress Iewal 16, Woudsend
Open weekdays 13.00 – 17.00 uur; weekend 11.00 – 17.00 uur;
Fridays extra opening 19.00 – 22.00 uur.
Entree fee € 3,50 per person (incl. exposition brochure)
more info (in Dutch) www.KunstAanDeEe.nl
Expo at Groeten van Marc
On the weekend of 21st of October I have a solo exhibition at Groeten van Marc, Vespuccistraat 35H in Amsterdam.
This expo is only open on Saturday 21 October from 14:00 to 18:00, with a drink from 16:00 and Sunday 22 October from 12:00 to 17:00!
Hope to see you!
Since the beginning of human civilization, nature is trying to break through its thin patina.
Everything that is surrounding us is set on breaking down everything we build. Buildings erode slowly
to dust or are wiped away in a flurry of natural violence.
Similarly, our urge to fight, to flee, to mate and to survive is held back only by a fragile
shell of culture. Almost as a separate entity, this urge seems to work itself out of its enclosure, by temptation or violence, by art or fraud.
My work is about how we deal with nature. My fascination is decay and the
eternal battle against the decay of what we make. We cover our own nature with civilization,
use and suppress her. At the same time, we love her, and must admit we can not do without her.
From Saturday 9 September to Saturday 21 October at the CBK Zuidoost, Anton de Komplein 120, Amsterdam Zuidoost, the 30th year anniversary exhibition is being held.
Every artist has made a work of 30 x 30 cm. For more information see:
Saturday the 3th of June, 16.00 till 19.00 is the finissage for my solo expositie at t’HUIS aan de AMSTEL, korte ouderkerkerdijk 45, Amsterdam. Stop by for a drink and some art!
I’m participating in the 20 year anniversary at WGKunst. Click the link for info.
On Friday, April 7th my solo exhibition opens at tHUIS aan de AMSTEL. In this beautiful building I will fill no less than 3 floors and the garden with art! The opening is from 17:00 to 19:00. Thereafter, the exhibition can be seen until early June. (On the upper floors the work is shown in conference rooms that are rented, so please check in advance if you want to see all the work.)