RICHARD KLAPWIJK

visual artist

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Inside and outside
is flipped around and jiggled
to finally be put
in a totally new order

Expositions

Art Expo Honigfabriek – I AM ONLY FORM

The paintings, objects, installations and performances by artist Richard Klapwijk are about “the FORM”. His own FORM, that of the people around him and those who use the FORM as a means of power. In the absence of inside, the CONTENT, the game is played only through the outside, the FORM. The FORM appears to

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SHOW WINDOW

The Show Window expo ‘ALLES IS ALTIJD AF’ in the Honigfabriek is a experimental space where everything and in this case art ‘is always finished’ . There is no beginning and no ending. Everything is open to the public and artworks are shared right away. Performances are improvised and installations are shown in there rough

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About

The artistic practise of Richard Klapwijk involves the exploration of the Self  in relation to past, current and future society. 

Through paintings, photographs, installations and videos he creates worlds on the border of reality and fiction, of true and false, and of beauty and horror. In these worlds “Sfumato” is the norm. 

Nothing is for sure. And nothing is for ever. 

By entering these worlds the spectator experiences a little bit of discomfort. Just enough to question the prevailing view and the rules current.

The reoccuring themes in the work of Richard Klapwijk are Indictment, Contradiction and Revolution. 

Everything is driven by a deep urge for freedom. Mentally and physically . He investigates from bottom ground  up everything what builds up a persona. 

Inside and outside is flipped around and jiggled to finally be put in a totally new order.

His own order.

SFUMATO

Going up in smoke

"A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty" 

from The seven principles of Creativity

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Artworks

Photography

Video installations

I am a fashion designer

Feel a model. Be a model.

Alles is altijd af

Paintings

PANIC
Oil on canvas
I DO NOT FEEL SHAME
Oil on canvas
THE WAR IS OVER
Oil on textile
THIS IS MY BONE
Oil on textile
THE ARTIST
Oil on canvas