René Sikkes

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Ruhrländischer Künstlerbund e.V.
Kopstadtplatz 12
45127 Essen

Vernissage: 05.12.2021, 12:00h

Finnisage: 09.01.2022, 12:00h

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.

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

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", RKB, 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

pantarhei.nrw

One-pager for a special artproject

Dev.Tool: Pinegrow and VS Code

giaberart.com

An artist from Italy

Dev.Tool: WordPress, Pinegrow and VS Code

rich-kreativ-plus.de

An art school teaches remotely through videos

Dev.Tool: WordPress, Pinegrow and VS Code

galeriemeile-gelsenkirchen.de

A group of artists, organising joint exhibitions

Dev.Tool: Pinegrow and VS Code

no-limits-contemporary.de

An artist from the north of Germany


Dev.Tool: VS Code

stuhl3er.de

Stage designer and Costume designer
showing some of her engagements

Dev.Tool: Pinegrow, VS Code

Ruhrländischer Künstlerbund

An artist association introduces its members

Dev.Tool: Site Designer

Werkkreis Bildender Künstler

A group of visual artist and their activities

Dev.Tool: Pinegrow, VS Code

tanjabremer.com

An artist specialized in painting clouds

Dev.Tool: Koken

dich-zu-kennen.de

A website, showing several analog social networks

Dev.Tool: Site Designer, VS Code

randbedingen.com

The Website of a group of visual artists

Dev.Tool: Site Designer

SD-Goodies

Some tools for those who work with site designer

Dev.Tool: Site Designer

Photography