ABOUT GERKE RIENKS
Gerke Rienks is a Dutch pop artist, born in a city in the north of The Netherlands, Groningen. Rienks started his career at the early age of 16 and later moved to Amsterdam, the heart of the Dutch art scene. Rienks’ pop art depicts famous musicians, people and, more than often, a rather attractive woman. You will find Johnny Cash, Madonna, Amy Winehouse and many others portrayed in Rienks’ work.
The earlier work of Gerke Rienks is fairly different. Rienks, who started his career in the 1980's, began as an abstract painter. His inspiration came from famous Dutch artists like Karel Appel and Willem de Kooning and Anselm Kiefer. His output during this earlier creative time is known as The Frisian Years. It was only at the end of the 1990 that Gerke changed his MO. He started to drift towards a more figurative genre; pop art. This evolved into the great work he creates today.
Gerke Rienks uses a highly recognisable technique to create his art. It's called anamorphic art. To be more exact, He uses an anamorphic technique called paper cuts to create stunning pop art. When you're too close to one of his works you will just see a bunch of black stripes. But when you zoom out you see the artist’s intent. The black stripes are aligned in such a fashion that they clearly portray people.
WHY A "RIENKS" MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU.
The art created by Gerke Rienks is perfect for new collectors. It’s refreshing, unique and still affordable. Also, Rienks’ work keeps you occupied. It keeps you intrigued due to the playful nature of the anamorphic technique. And, of course, the works will make a splendid conversational topic thanks to the anamorphic techniques used to create them.
Furthermore, when decided where to exhibit your Rienks keep in mind that the minimalist style of the works is create to combine with other minimalist elements. Especially when a contrast in colour can be achieved. If you happen to have a wall with a contrasting colour your new "Rienks" will simple jump out.