Discipline and background
Meike van Riel resides in the visual arts discipline of painting, in which she preferably paints on large format canvas with acrylic or oil paint. Just about every day she is creating, which is not limited to painting alone: she enjoys creating poetry, sculptures, drawings and figurative art.
An education at Artibus was finished successfully and Van Riel founded the 'Nieuwe School' with a fellow artist: a painting school for adults.
Portrayal on the canvas
Meike van Riel enjoys to work as autonomously as possible.
In terms of content, her pursuit was driven by the theme of 'being human.' As of late summer 2022, the subject changed.
Currently, she is fascinated by the subject of simplicity. A recent collection of large minimalist paintings represent a response to today's complex society.
Van Riel portrays tranquility and simplicity. She highly appreciates the viewer transcending into this imagery.
The mere simplicity is reflected in the use of color and composition. Consisting of multiple layers and hues, yet within the same color line. Presenting a clean and soothing image. Minimalism is a remark as a representation for this theme.
Inspiration and invitation
Van Riel's inspiration is profoundly connected to her fascinations, and the urgency to translate her emotional states to visual art.
She would love to invite you at her atelier, situated in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2019 /2023 Galerie Article (solo),Wijk bij Duurstede
2019/2021 Gallery Staalkast (solo),Utrecht
2019/2020 Galerie Vinkenburgstraat 8, Utrecht
2018 Project The Colorfield Performances,
Culturele hoofdstad Leeuwarden
2018 Galerie Zaansgroen (solo),Zaandam
2017/2018 Galerie Salon West (solo), Amsterdam
2015 Montfoort kunstenaars collectief
2014 Galerie Huis ter Heide, Drenthe
2013 Camaver Kunsthaus gallery,
Como Lake, Italië
2013 Mary K Hotel (solo), Utrecht
2012 Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht
2012 Galerie Sille Kunst, Oudewater