René Sikkes

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"Erlaubnisfelder"

Vom Wandel einer Straße

Das Projekt „Erlaubnisfelder“ ist eine künstlerische Erschließung der Bochumer Straße und Umgebung, der Hauptschlagader des Kreativquartiers Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf. Ausgehend vom Anfang der Straße am Wissenschaftspark haben sich Jannine Koch und René SIkkes auf Spurensuche begeben. Dabei hat René zunächst die Fotografien angefertigt, auf die Jannine anschließend literarisch reagiert hat.
 

Studio, Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof
Halfmannsweg 48
45886 Gelsenkirchen

Öffnungszeiten:
Samstag 26.11.2022, 15 bis 20 Uhr
Sonntag 27.11.2022, 14 bis 18 Uhr

NIRGENDWIE

Eine Ausstellung von
Angela Brandt, Beate Gärtner,
Gabi Rottes und René Sikkes

Solinger Künstler e.V.
Alexander-Coppel Str. 44
42651 Solingen

Vernissage: 16.10.2022, 15:00h

Dauer der Ausstellung: 16.10. - 13.11.2022 
Öffnungszeiten:
Mittwoch, Donnerstag 17 - 19 Uhr
Sonntag 11 - 17h

www.solingerkuenstler.de

Visual Art

Webdesign

Photography

Biography

René Sikkes, born in Rotterdam and living in Germany since 1998, is a visual artist. After studying photography and a career as a computer scientist, he found a connection between these professional fields in the fine arts. He has been teaching webdesign at the HBK Essen since 2017.

2022
Grant, awarded by NRW Kultursekretariat for "Erlaubnisfelder".

2021
Grant, awarded by City of Gelsenkirchen for "Cross Border".

2020
Grant, awarded by the Sparkasse Foundation and the City of Gelsenkirchen.
Grant from the 'Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW'.

2018
Residenz grant "Future Lab - Kunst in neuen digitalen Räumen"
Shortlisted Vonovia Award "Best Photo Series"

2016
Laureate 1. RANOVA-Award 2016/2017

2013 - 2017
Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Essen, with prof. Thomas Wrede and prof. Carsten Gliese

Visual Art

Visual Art

Different levels of reality, frozen situations between facts and fiction fascinate me. I examine these themes by making constructions out of paper and cardboard, which I subsequently photograph. Building a mock-up is a crucial first step to make the real or fictional world tangible in a different way.
Color, flatness and structure of the paper abstract the appearance of the real object. Space and reduction become features that shape the image.

Layering, constructing and photographing - analog sculpturing is complemented by digital possibilities. This results in images, alternating between the three-dimensionality of the form and the flatness of the paper.

Exhibitions

2024
Fotoarbeiten zur Entwicklung einer Stadt, Science Park, Gelsenkirchen

2023
"Seilschaften", RKB, Essen.
"Pixelproject", Neuaufnahmen Science Park, Gelsenkirchen
"City of Future", Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen
"Open Spaces III", Halfmannshof, Gelsenkirchen
"Call it absolution", SK Gallery, Gelsenkirchen

2021
"Phoenix", Ruhländischer Künstlerbund, Essen
"Open Spaces II", Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof, Gelsenkirchen

2020
"Chapeau", Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen.
"ansehBar", Galerie im Stadtraum, Gelsenkirchen
"Die Neuen", Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen
"Paperworks", Projektbüro Halfmannshof, Gelsenkirchen
"What remains", Gallery Ü109, Gelsenkirchen

2019
"Unter Umständen zusammenhangend", StadtGalerie, Kunstverein Ahlen"So Konkret", Mathildenhof, Essen
"Größer als klein", BIG Gallery, Dortmund
"Grenzgang Fotokunst", Wiesbadener Fototage, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wiesbaden
"Brennpunkte", Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen
"One Village", solo-exhibition Szeniale, Gelsenkirchen
"Zuhause" - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
"Portrait", Zwischenraum Ateliers, Schwerte
"Flowers", Produzenten-Galerie 42, Dortmund

2018
"VERORTUNG", Stadtmuseum Münster / Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft e.V., Münster (FHG Münster)
"Storyboard", solo-exhibition Gallery Obrist, Essen (+Basement Obrist)
"SCHAUfenster à la Art“, Kunstpreis des Landkreises Alzey-Worms, Wörrstadt

2017
"First Class“, Gallery Art Room, Düsseldorf (Art Room Düsseldorf)
"Future Artists Future“, Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen (FKA Essen)
"Now“, Gallery Clowns und Pferde, Essen
"DIE GROSSE", Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW)
"Story-telling", solo exhibition RANOVA, Unna

2016
"Winterausstellung ZKE Projekt“, Zeche Königin Elisabeth, Essen (Fotografie als Medium in der Kunst)
"Upcoming Masters of Photography DGPh“, Photokina, Köln
"Revierkunst“, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
"IN vitro“, Rechenzentrum der Universität zu Köln (Kunst im RRZK)

Webdesign

Webdesign

Design

Development

Deployment

Maintenance

Specialized in creating websites for the visual and performing arts.

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

PHP

NodeJS

Svelte

WordPress

GitHub

openspaces-artists.de

Grantees of Open Spaces 2023 in Gelsenkirchen with their projects

rkb-essen.de

An artist association introduces its members

wbkessen.de

A group of visual artist and their activities

no-limits-contemporary.de

An artist from the north of Germany

jochemahmann.com

a renowned artist from the Ruhr area

tanjabremer.com

An artist specialized in painting clouds

lexa-stein.com

an author with her debut novel

galeriemeile-gelsenkirchen.de

A group of creative people, organising exhibitions

giaberart.com

An artist from Italy

stuhl3er.de

Stage designer and Costume designer showing some of her engagements

ruzicasola.com

a site for a visually impaired artist

dich-zu-kennen.de

A website, showing several analog social networks

Photography