Ricardo van Eyk's artistic practice has been shaped by a fascination towards surfaces of built environments, and how they bear traces of human presence, the passage of time, and signs of decay. These elements provide recurring motifs, materials and images in van Eyk’s body of work: the artist is interested in the way the man-made world is part of an ever-changing process, in which different intentions collide and continually create meaningful situations. An example is the juxtaposition of the glass facades of newly built office buildings with temporary scaffolding, inexpensive wooden fences covered with commercial photography, and graffiti. These temporary phases, usually looked over, can offer a glimpse into the way we relate to our own surroundings.

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De Ateliers
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Ricardo van Eyk
De Ateliers
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Ricardo van Eyk

Airco
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Ricardo van Eyk
Airco (2022)

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Ricardo van Eyk (1993) is a Dutch artist currently based in Utrecht. In 2016, he earned his BFA from HKU Utrecht; following that, in 2018 he completed a residency at De Ateliers. In 2018 he was the winner of the Buning Brongers Prize and he was nominated five times for the Royal Award of Modern Painting, most recently in 2021. Van Eyk's work has been exhibited at the Centraal Museum, Arti et Amicitiae, Art Brussels, and Art Rotterdam, among numerous others. He was nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting five times, most recently in 2021. 


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