RIEKUS (1973) is a Dutch artist who studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts Kassel in Germany. Amongst his tutors were Rob Scholte, Milan Kunc, Marlene Dumas and Udo Koch. In 2000 he passed his M.F.A. with distinction. In 2001 Riekus became Meisterschüler under the supervision of professor Rolf Lobeck and professor dr. Ursula Panhans-Bühler. His work has been solo and group exhibited at (private) institutions, galleries and festivals including Kasseler Kunstverein (2018), Galerie Majke Hüsstege (2004 – 2007), Festival of Contemporary Art Varna (with r.&.r., 2006), Darmstädter Sezession (with r.&.r., 2011), Pianofestival Clefmont (2019), Museum Tongerlohuys (2004, 2013, forthcoming 2021), Produzentengalerie Kassel (2001), Stellwerk Kassel (2002) and Kulturbahnhof Kassel (2003). His work is represented in the public space of the city of Roosendaal (NL) and in private collections. Riekus's body of work consists of several ongoing projects combining painting, sculpture and works on paper.
4 – 14 August 2020: 'La Nef des fous' at Festival Les Milliaires 2020: FOlie, FoliA in Neuvy Saint-Sépulchre.
In 2018 Riekus participated in the group exhibition LEBENSWEGE - Rob Scholte Klasse in the Kasseler Kunstverein.
In 2019 composer and director of the Musicology department at the University of Bourgogne (Dijon) Jean-Baptiste Médard invited Riekus to exhibit five of his resin paintings at the latest edition of his unique music festivals in Clefmont.
Riekus dedicated two works to the French feminist 'captain of freedom' Louise Michel.
In 2009 the city of Roosendaal (NL) commissioned Riekus to create and install four sculptures. He decided to evoke four memory spaces that characterise the industrial, religious and cultural roots of this town.