Thom van Rijckevorsel (1977) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2019, after having worked in advertising for more than fifteen years. He makes videos, drawings, sculptures, and installations in which he investigates the relationship between the constructed image and reality. How to get a grip on a world in which physical and digital reality, matter and image, fact and fiction are increasingly blending into each other? Can you still have a grip on such a reality and what does it mean to have grip anyway?
I use materials such as clay, wood, concrete, wire, paper and paint in combination with a simple action like kneading, pulling, pushing or rubbing. My works are images on their way to becoming an image. They change and keep the options open for a while, searching for possibilities.