Rijkens is one of the representatives of Dutch painting of the new figurative movement of the early nineties. He's in 1988 as a fine painter graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen.

He chooses his work usually a central theme, such as dance, proverbs or metaphorical theme as the four seasons and the Bible) as a basis for two years. The images in his paintings come from everyday life.

By layering in both technique (fine painting to Impressionism) as a subject, often with surrealist elements, creating a magical image. Rijkens first alla prima painting a watercolor-like layer, which he then working out with intensive colors and more oil.


Fokko Rijkens   |   Gallery Hoofdstraat 80 Roderwolde (The Netherlands)   |   Phone 0031 - 6 126 225 11