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"
2014   Initiator of the project "European Cultural Centre"


Selected exhibitions

2021   Kudan House, Tokyo, Japan        
2020   Gallery Chabot, The Hague, The Netherlands   2004   Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
2019   58th Venice Biennale, Italy   2003   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2017   57th Venice Biennale, Italy   2003   Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA
2017   Gallery Cadoro, Mainz, Germany   2003   Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2015   56th Venice Biennale, Italy   2002   Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA
2015   2nd Bodrum Biennale, Turkey   2002   Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, USA
2015   MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary   2002   BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, USA2001
2015   Trio Biennial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   2002   Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
2014   Gallery Cadoro, Mainz, Germany   2001   Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013   55th Venice Biennale, Italy   2001   Stadtmuseum St. Wendel, St. Wendel, Germany
2011   54th Venice Biennale, Italy   2001   Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, USA
2010   Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria   2001   Skydoor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010   Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands   2001   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2010   Taglialatella Galleries, Palm Beach, USA   2001   BGH Gallery, LA Biennial, Santa Monica, USA
2010   Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria   2001   Eckert Fine Arts, Napels, USA
2009   53rd Venice Biennale, Italy   2001   Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009   DJT fine art,  New York, USA   2000   Di-Art, Lokeren, Belgium
2009   Galerie Am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, Lichtenstein   2000   Galerie Arti Capelli, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2008   bkhfgallery, Miami, USA   2000   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA
2008   Auden Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany   2000   Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2008   Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA   2000   Nishida Gallery, Nara, Japan
2007   Galerie Hafenrichter & Flügel, Nuremberg, Germany   2000   Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, USA
2007   Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   1999   MY ArtProspects, New York, USA
2006   Galerie De Rijk, The Hague, The Netherlands   1999   Gallery Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
2006   Galerie Lausberg - Düsseldorf, Germany   1999   Lewarne Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
2006   Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria   1999   Court Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA   1999   Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2005   Galerie Lausberg – Düsseldorf, Germany   1999   Galerie Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary   1999   Galleria Kontraste, Pietrasante, Italy
2005   Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany   1998   Gubaku Gallery, Saitama, Japan
2005   White Cube Gallery, Osaka, Japan   1998   Galerie Crillon, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA   1998   Lewarne Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
2004   Galerie Lausberg - Düsseldorf, Germany   1998   Lipworth Hartman, Boca Raton, USA
2004   Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   1998   M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, USA
2004   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, USA   1997   Gallery Maree, Vallauris - Cannes, France