WILLEM Dirk KRIJGSMAN

WILLEM Dirk KRIJGSMAN


1953, Delft, Hollanti
Visual Artist
wimdirk@hotmail.fi
Artist’s Statement 

In my art there has been different forms of expressions. In the eighties I started with
abstract, colourful artworks and collages in a primitive way. I was building objects out of trash,
toys and kitsch.

In the nineties my collages changed into colour pencil drawings and were refering to the
history of art. The theme became important: human, social and the Nature.

During the 2000`s I selected paintings of old, wellknown Finnish artists as material and model
bringing myself closer to Finnish culture and emotional atmosphere. Old Finnish and Dutch
paintings I connected as a metaphore for my own integrationprocess into the Finnish society.

Later as a theme and concern of climate-change I drew a serie of paintings based on the
Finnish painter Gallen-Kallela`s distroyed frescoes.

Nowadays I freely model portraits in clay giving reflections of expressed inner emotions calling
them Echoes out of my Inner Gallery and Personal Ballads.

News

2017:

My art is now also for sale in Taiko.fi - Finnish Art Online



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I continue drawing the serie of colour-pencil-drawings
called: Down by the River.

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2016:

August 2016, Solo Exhibition,
Tikkurila / Vantaa, Galleria K, lower floor level.
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April 2016

I have juried, planned and executed the 60th Anniversary
Exhibition of the Artists' Association of Riihimäki in the Town Library, Samuli Parosen Hall and in
the Riihimäki Artists' Association's gallery, Gallery Tärinä.
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2015:

I have started a new serie of colour-pencil-drawings
called: Down by the River.

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2014:

I have made, in 2013-14, a new serie of clay-sculptures called Closeups, which you can look at: Artworks, page 1.
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As the Curator of the Hämeenlinna Artists´ Association´s Annual exhibition,
theme: `OUTO´ or STRANGE, 5.4.-27.4.2014,
Gallery Tärinä.


Exhibitions in 2013, in Finland:
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- February 2013, Solo Exhibition, Riihimäki, Gallery Tärinä,
gallery of the Artists´ Association of Riihimäki.
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-September 25 to October 10, Helsinki,
Stoa gallery, Annual Group Exhibition
of the Helsinki International Artists´
Association. Theme: Reflections.
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- October 2013, Solo Exhibition, Riihimäki,
Town Library, Samuli Paronen Hall.
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My Solo Exhibitions in 2012, in Finland:
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- April 4 to April 29, 2012, Helsinki, Gallery Duetto.
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-November 28 to December 23, 2012, Vantaa / Tikkurila, Gallery Gjutars, gallery of the Artists´ Association of Vantaa.
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Name: Down by the River IV, 2017.

Colour-pencil-drawing on paper.

Picture-frame: 126 x 89 cm.