03 RIK MEIJERS Blanket (three), 2020, 220 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas Photo Bert Janssen.jpg

The paintings of Rik Meijers (Rotterdam, 1963) have a magnetic effect. One minute they’re sucking you in and the next they’re spitting you out. This constant process of attraction and repulsion builds up an almost electric tension that hums through the space and around the visitor. Meijers gained international recognition for his sculptural paintings, in which he incorporates unconventional materials.

Image: Rik Meijers, Blanket (three), 2020. Photo: Bert Janssens