eddy stikkelorum

(the hague, nl, 1955)


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photo: eddy stikkelorum

photographer: piet gispen, the hague, 2013




work


the free work of eddy stikkelorum consists of sculptures/objects made of modern materials as polyester, laminated wood, perspex and epoxy.

he exhibits regularly and is currenty represented by gallery 9 (nine) in amsterdam (nl).

eddy stikkelorum distinguishes himself on two important issues of other autonomous artists.


on the one hand because of his total distance of reference; conceptual, political and commercial.

he does not want his objects to evoke any association with his reality.

when this does happen, he destroys the work.

his aim is that his work evokes feelings in the spectator without associations with something else; it is the object itself that counts.

though associations by the spectator are not always avoidable.

in the past sometimes he used titles.

that is history now; a lot of his work now bears the predicate ‘untitled’ (or just has a relation to the time the work was created).


on the other hand it is his enormous technical knowledge of modern materials which distinguishes him from others.

it has also earned him other functions in the past.

for 10 years he was a teacher in sculpture and modern sculpture techniques and held several advisory functions in business and government.


meanwhile eddy stikkelorum has found his way to new york.

on the one hand because this city is the ‘mecca’ of the arts; on the other hand because it feels like his ‘coming home’.

recently he is represented in new york by gallery michelle mariaud.



eddy stikkelorum


born in 1955 in the hague (nl).

lives and works in the hague (nl).



‘my free work is the result of the fight for freedom in design’


freedom

eddy stikkelorum is a visual artist and free designer to whom artistic freedom is very important.

during his education to become an interior architect (1975-1980) at the royal academy of visual arts in the hague (nl) he found his creative freedom too restricted.

yet he graduated with flying colours.

that gave him the chance to further education, only available for talented students given by joop beljon, director of the royal academy of visual arts in the hague at that time..

beljon was an environmental atist and one of the founders of art in public space.

hij introduced the term ‘design without boundaries’.

this period was a very imortant stage for eddy stikkelorum towards more creative freedom.

he completed this training in one year (1981) instead of two.

he got commissions from the local authorities and government ministeries, but these assignments were still bound to all kind of rulles.

nevertheless  his creative freedom increased more and more by making temporarily use of a then existing art arrangement.

now he could further develop his ‘search for freedom’.

in 1984 he took the step to autonomousfree work; a groundbreaking creative growth.

(after: marianne vermeer, ma art history, october 2013) 



education


royal academy of visual arts (kabk), the hague (nl):

architectural design, interior and furniture design, graduated june 19, 1980

monumental and environmental design, graduated juni 9, 1981


centre for arts management at the school of the arts, utrecht:

course arts management - visual arts, 1987

course arts management - visual arts international, 1989



exhibitions


solo- and group exhibitions


in the netherlands:

among others in amersfoort, amsterdam, cuijk, delft, den bosch, the hague, gorinchem, jubbega, leeuwarden, nunspeet, putten, rotterdam, valkenswaard, voorschoten, wateringen, zoetermeer


in germany:

among others in iserlohn


in the united kingdom:

among others in london


in the united states of america:

among others in new york and palm beach


gallery 9 presents his work since 2013 in the gallery and at art fairs:

2019 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2019 spring exhibition in the gallery

2019 winter exhibition in the gallery

2018 summer exhibition in the gallery

2018 presentation at kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 summer exhibition in the gallery

2017 spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation at rotterdam contemporary art fair in world trade center, rotterdam (nl)

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2016 season’s holidays exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation at rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl)

2015 duo exhibition together with tije domburg in the gallery

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

2015 a-a-f (after art fairs) exhibition in the gallery

2015 presentation at kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2015 spring exhibition in the gallery

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery



art fairs


2019 kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai amsterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2018 kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai amsterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2017 rotterdam contemporary art fair in world trade center, rotterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2016 rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2015 kunstrai in rai, amsterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2015 rotterdam contemporary art fair in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2014 raw art fair in 2014 in cruise terminal, rotterdam (nl) with gallery 9

2010 affordable art fair amsterdam (nl) with galerie eewal

2010 art rotterdam / object rotterdam (nl) with galerie eewal

2007 object rotterdam (nl) with galerie eewal



commissions


commissions monumental works


2003

series of sculptures ‘de wachtenden’ in the central hall of the anthoniushove hospital in leidschendam/voorburg (nl).


1999

sketch design, series of sculptures for the park along the baandert in heemskerk (nl).

sculpture specially made for the opening by her majesty queen beatrix of the netherlands, of the centre for arts and culture in zoetermeer (nl), may 8th. 2001.


1998

sketch design art work treubplein in voorschoten (nl).


1996

sketch design for a partition wall / art work in an inner garden of the head office  of the dutch consumers association in the hague. (nl).

design and realization mural sculpture for the district and welfare services centre ‘oranjehoek’ in leidschendam/voorburg (nl).


1994

design and realization mural objects in the reception hall of the dutch embassy in lisbon (pt) commissioned by the dutch ministry of foreign affairs.


1992

design and realization art work ‘pioggia d’oro’ in the head office of ‘frisia’ housing agents in the hague (nl).


1990

sketch design sculpture for wetering park uw II in wassenaar (nl).

sketch design sculpture for stationsplein in assen (nl).


1989

design and realization series of sculptures for the hoekpolder district in rijswijk (z.h., nl).

design and realization art work ‘hip, hop, hurry’ in shopping centre ‘middelhoven’ in amstelveen (nl).


1988

sketch design sculpture statensplein in the hague (nl).

sketch design sculpture gouweplein in boskoop (nl).


1987

sketch design sculpture for the library leidschendam/voorburg (nl).

sketch design sculpture for juliana van stolbergplein in the hague (nl).


***1986

design and realization art work for the district and welfare services centre ‘bezuidenhout’ in the hague (nl).


1985

design and realization art work for a fire station in rijswijk (z.h., nl).

***sketch design sculpture for kortenbos park in the hague (nl).


1984

***purchase sculpture for the ruysdaelplein in rijswijk (z.h., nl). (not realized).


1983

***sketch design for a sculpture on the stationsplein in rijswijk (z.h., nl)


1982

*** design and realization art work and interior police station at jan hendrikstraat in the hague (nl).


1981

** design and realization art work and water works for the roca-heating-power-station in rotterdam (nl).

**commission study art work and landscape design prins clausplein, leidschendam/voorburg (nl) in commission of rijkswaterstaat.


** is for the group of artists: hali, hendriks, van laarhoven en stikkelorum.

*** is for cooperating artists stikkelorum and guilonard.



commissions small works


2001

business relation presents for de municipality of leidschendam/voorburg (nl ). (not carried out).

national ict award 2001, 2002 en 2003, design and realization in commission of fenit/association ict nederland (nl).


1995

design and realization year prize of the supply fund for artists, distributed to the cultural fund of the bank of dutch municipalities (nl).


1994

business relation presents for schretler & co., bankers in amsterdam (nl).


1993-1996

randstad scription prize commissioned by randstad holding work solutions in diemen (nl).


1992

design business relation presents for music centre eindhoven (nl) commissioned by rabobank - nederland (nl). (not carried out).



special commissions


‘bulding bridges’, three dimensional design for an intercultural education project about religions, with the accent on the most important moments in life.

commissioned by teleac/not (dutch school television), fatusch productions and the centre for education accomganimentof the hague (nl).



collections


free work and work in commission is to be found in the collection of companies, government institutions and private persons in the netherlands and foreign countries.


2012

purchase by the royal library in the hague of:

‘paper sculptures’, unique paper objects that can be dispatched by envelope

(total private collection starting from 1991).



advisory functions


2010-heden   member committee visual arts for the municipality of pijnacker-nootdorp (nl)

2004-2012     member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of heemskerk (nl)

2003-2011     member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of leiderdorp (nl)

2003-2010     member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of vlist (nl)

                         (since 2005 as chairnan)

2009-              added member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of

                          heerhugowaard (nl)

2003-2008     member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of tiel (nl)

2000-              member advice c ommittee visual arts for the municipality of gorinchem (nl)

1997-2000     member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of warmond (nl)

1995-2000     member of the advice committee professionalism of visual artists ‘stroom‘

                          in the hague (nl)

1993-1995    member advice committee visual arts for the municipality of wassenaar (nl)



social non profit functions


member of the board and vice-president of artists association ‘arti et industriae’.

organisor of exhibitions, events and projectes.

non profit advisor for several organisations and companies.


2003-2004  member of the board of arts centre ‘de werkschuit’ in gouda (nl)

2013-           member of the election committee ‘pulchri studio’, the hague (nl)


 

lectureships


1996-2006    lecturer sculpture and modern sculptural techniques at the centre for arts

                        and culture in zoetermeer (nl)



memberships


‘pulchri’, the hague (nl)