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Rene Rietmeyer

Born in 1957 in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. After studying psychology in Innsbruck, (Austria), he was the founding director of a private art academy in Greece. Since 1994, he has been concentrating solely on being an artist, which to that point he had only been able to do on the side. From 1994 until now, numerous travels and longer stays in Japan, Germany, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherlands and the USA, among other places.

After a phase of figurative painting while becoming acquainted with the work of fauvist artists, Rietmeyer developed in Southern France from 1997 on his own art form of the “Boxes”, stimulated by his getting to know American minimal art and the so-called new abstraction. The boxes are three-dimensional objects, most often painted on five sides, which are presented on the wall or on the floor in multi-part, variable installations. Although he works with many various materials, such as concrete, metal, glass, silicone and glue, nevertheless, oil paint remains his preferred material. Departing from the conviction that even a minimalist approach cannot produce a completely depersonalized, “objective” work of art free of emotion, Rietmeyer, with these Boxes (and since 1998, also with his “Objects on Paper”), dedicates himself to the task of making visible the subjectively felt effect of cities and landscapes. This comes about with the purely abstract formal means of color, form, material, surface structure, composition and the installation in space. Rietmeyer has been using his concept in his portrait series for the subjective experience of meetings with certain persons as well.

Rietmeyer is the initiator of the project “Personal Structures” which first published in 2003 and has since grown to become a worldwide respected project with artist's who's main subject is Time-Space-Existence.

Rene Rietmeyer

1957               Born in The Netherlands
1976-1984       Study of art & psychology, the Netherlands & University Innsbruck, Austria
1981               First solo exhibition in Innsbruck, Austria
1984-1989       Figurative period, mainly etchings, sumi ink drawings and watercolors
1986-1994       Founding Director of the Sommerakademie Griechenland, Greece
1995               Establishing of his studio in the Netherlands
1996-2000       A period of living abroad, France, Germany, USA, Canada & Japan
2000               Establishing of his main studio in Miami, USA
2002               Initiator of the project "Personal Structures"

Selected exhibitions

2015    European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy
2015    2nd Bodrum Biennale, Turkey
2015    MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
2015    Trio Biennial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014    Cadoro, Mainz, Germany
2013    55th Venice Biennale, Italy
2011    54th Venice Biennale, Italy
2010    Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2010    Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010    Taglialatella Galleries, Palm Beach, USA
2010    Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria
2009    53rd Venice Biennale, Italy
2009    DJT fine art,  New York, USA
2009    Galerie Am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
2009    Galerie Julia Philippi, Heidelberg, Germany
2008    bkhfgallery, Miami, USA
2008    Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany
2008    Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2007    Galerie Am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
2007    Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany          
2007    Galerie Hafenrichter & Flügel, Nuremberg, Germany 
2007    Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2006    Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
2006    Galerie Lausberg - Düsseldorf, Germany          
2006    Galerie Schmidt, Innsbruck, Austria
2006    Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany
2006    Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria          
2006    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2005    Galerie Lausberg – Düsseldorf, Germany         
2005    Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2005    Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany     
2005    White Cube Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2005    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2004    Galerie Lausberg - Düsseldorf, Germany          
2004    Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA          
2004    Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
2003    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA                      
2003    Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany          
2003    Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA
2003    Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2002    Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA                        
2002    Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, USA
2002    BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, USA2001 Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
2001 Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Stadtmuseum St. Wendel, St. Wendel, Germany 
2001 Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, USA
2001 Skydoor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2001 BGH Gallery, LA Biennial, Santa Monica, USA
2001 Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA
2001 Galerie beck, Homburg/Saar, Germany 
2001 Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000 Di-Art, Lokeren, Belgium
2000 Galerie Arti Capelli, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 
2000 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2000 Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2000 Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany
2000 Nishida Gallery, Nara, Japan
2000 Galerie Monika Beck, Homburg, Germany
2000 Art Company, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2000 Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, USA
1999 MY ArtProspects, New York, USA
1999 Gallery Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Lewarne Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
1999 Court Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
1999 Galerie Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Galleria Kontraste, Pietrasante, Italy
1998 Gubaku Gallery, Saitama, Japan
1998 Galerie Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Lewarne Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
1998 Lipworth Hartman, Boca Raton, USA
1998 M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, USA
1997 Gallery Maree, Vallauris - Cannes, France
1997 Galleria Kontraste, Pietrasanta, Italy

Publications (Books)

• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013

• PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2013

• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2011

• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, Personal Structures: Time Space Existence, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009

• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES. In: ILLUMINATIONS, 54th Venice Biennale exhibition catalogue, Marsilio, Italy, p 548-9

• Nason, Gabriele and Filomena Moscatelli (eds.), GLASSTRESS, exhibition catalogue, Venice Biennale 2009. Edizioni Charta, Milan, Italy

• Lodermeyer, Peter (ed.), Personal Structures Symposium Ludwig Museum,

GlobalArtAffairs Publishing, Germany, 2006

• Lodermeyer, Peter, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: Works and Dialogues,

GlobalArtAffairs Publishing, Germany, 2003

• Surface and Object. Rene Rietmeyer`s Works on Paper, 2001

• RIETMEYER: BOXES, with text by Peter Lodermeyer, 2000

• RIETMEYER: THE FLORIDA SERIES AND WORKS ON PAPER, with text by Peter Lodermeyer, 2000

• RIETMEYER: WORKS ON LOCATION, with text by Peter Lodermeyer, 1999

• RIETMEYER: BOXES, with text by Peter Lodermeyer, 1998

 

Publications (Magazines)

• Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold and Valeria Romagnini, The Proof of my Existence: a conversation with Rene Rietmeyer. In: Art South Africa, July 2013
• Rene Rietmeyer: Existence. In: Inside Art, Italy, September 2013
• Rene Rietmeyer: Time. In: ArtMeg, Italy, June 2013
• Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla and Valeria Romagnini, PERSONAL STRUCTURES. In: D'ART International, Canada, Summer 2013
• Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla and Valeria Romagnini, PERSONAL STRUCTURES. In: METE, Italy
• Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold and Valeria Romagnini, Intervista con Rene Rietmeyer. In: Carte d'Arte, Italy, Fall 2013
• PERSONAL STRUCTURES. In: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th Venice Biennale exhibition catalogue, Marsilio, Italy
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Time, Space, and Existence: A Conversation with Rene Rietmeyer. In: Sculpture Vol. 31, no. 9, USA, Spring 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, I am running out of time: Rene Rietmeyer’s personal existence within time and space. In: The Art Investor, Vol.1, no.1, UK, January 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Rene Rietmeyer. In: d’Art International, Canada, Spring 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Personal/Formal: Rene Rietmeyer's Boxes. In: NY Arts Magazine, USA, February 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Rene Rietmeyer: Esistenza. In: Kinematrix, Venice, Italy, March 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Rene Rietmeyer: Esistenza. In: Inside Art, Italy, February 2012• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, Artist Profile: Rene Rietmeyer. In: Simulacrum, Netherlands, January 2012
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, GLOBAL ART AFFAIRS: ARTE, UN AFFARE DI TUTTI. In: Inside Art, Anno 8, n. 80, Italy, October 2011
• Rene Rietmeyer, Biennale Talks. In: VeNews 158, Italy, September 2011
• De Jongh, Karlyn, Time in the Art of Roman Opalka, Tatsuo Miyajima and Rene Rietmeyer. In: Kronoscope: Journal for the Research of Time 10, Canada, 2010
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Tijd en Tijdloosheid in de non-figuratieve kunst. In: De Nieuwe, 2007 year 11 nr. 15, p. 21-22
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Personal Structures: Ein Internationales Kunstprojekt. In: Junge Kunst 69, January-March 2007, p. 22-26
• Ivanyi, Bianca, PERSONAL STRUCTURES. In: Balkon, 2005/5, p. 27-29
• Sauer-Kaulbach, Lieselotte, Ein eindeutiges Ja zu Subjektivitaet und Sinnlichkeit. In: Rhein Zeitung, 18 April 2005
• Das Ende des Abstrakten?. In: Rhein Zeitung, 12 April 2005
• Sauer-Kaulbach, Lieselotte, Erfahrungen von 16 Kuenstlern. In: Rhein Zeitung, 3 March 2005
• van de Voort, Mark, Minimale structuur met een maximale persoonlijkheid. In: Brabants Dagblad, 26 October 2004
• van Put, Roos, Exposities: Rene Rietmeyer. In: Haagsche Courant, 30 June 2004
• Chattopadhyay, Collette, The 2001 Absolut LA International Biennial. In: Sculpture Magazine, January/February 2002, p. 78-79
• Grunebaum, Dan, Rene Rietmeyer: Boxes. In: Tokyo: Your First Friend in Tokyo, issue 267, May 8 1999
• Guenther, S., Flut am Mittelmeer: Rene Rietmeyer in Vallauris. In: Olive, March/April 1997, p. 24-25
• Beretta, R., Un Peintre et un sculpteur á la Marée. In: Nice-matin, 11 November 1996 

 

Symposia
2013     "Time and Trace", Symposium from the International Society for the Study of Time, Greece

2009     "Personal Structures Space" at the New Museum, New York, USA

2009     "Personal Structures Time-Space-Existence", Biennale di Venezia, Italy

2008     "Personal Structures Existence" at Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2007     "Personal Structures Time" at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005     "Personal Structures" at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany