Simon Schrikker (1973) is a painter that lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He studied at the Minerva art academy, Groningen, the Royal Academy of Art in Gent (Belgium) and got his MFA at the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede.

Schrikkers work is represented both in private and corporate collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Scandanavia, Cayman Islands and the United States as well as big collections like Gemeente Museum the Hague, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Drents Museum, Zeeuws Museum and Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

The paintings of Simon Schrikker are a battle between form and content, between painted matter and painted image. His subjects have an apparent simplicity: he paints stray dogs, sharks, squids and recently rocky seascapes. But these images are not illustrations from a book on animal life or nature. For one thing, the images seem to struggle to emerge from the paint. In this sense, these paintings clearly identify themselves as paintings. The medium is part of the message. And since the animals that Simon paints are associated with several degrees of danger and fear, there is also a certain aggression in his images. This aggression returns in the painterly way the surface is treated. As a result of this dialectic, Simon’s work flirts with expressive abstraction: the images arise from matter but immediately seem to disappear into it again, leaving the audience to unravel what it is they are looking at. This dialectic is the engine that propels Simon’s work: what moves on the canvas is, ultimately, a painterly gesture.


 


El Pulpo, Oil on iron wire, 2019 


Thickhead xl, oil, 3D canvas, 2019 


oils, studio 2019 


aquarelle, studio 2019 

2019
'Farallones' publication by Stickit: 2019


studio 2018 

@ Gas Contemporary, Morecambe UK
Hack Morecambe 2018: @ Gas Contemporary, Morecambe UK

on mural 2018
Framed watercolor (50x60cm): on mural 2018

©️Linda Kaiser Fotografie 2018
Mural,±3,5x8 meter Phk18, Rotterdam: ©️Linda Kaiser Fotografie 2018

paper, 50x60 cm, 2018
"Seeing Things", watercolor on : paper, 50x60 cm, 2018

United Kingdom 2018
'Hack Morecambe', Gas Contemporary: United Kingdom 2018


studio 2018 

20x30 cm, Drents Museum
'Bullies' watercolor on paper, 2017: 20x30 cm, Drents Museum

Livingstone Gallery, the Hague 2017
overview solo exhibition: Livingstone Gallery, the Hague 2017

Diepenveen 2017
Assignment for Qoncept Designers: Diepenveen 2017

±2x1 cm, oil on plastic, 2017
'Thickhead' (Extra Small): ±2x1 cm, oil on plastic, 2017

Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort 2017
Pulpo @ 'Goed Gemaakt': Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort 2017


studio 2016 

Booth Livingstone Gallery
Art the Hague 2015: Booth Livingstone Gallery

livingstone gallery the hague 2015
: livingstone gallery the hague 2015

(sold)
studio 2015: (sold)

2014 (sold)
n.t, oil on linnen, 170x240 cm : 2014 (sold)

80x 18x24 cm, oil on canvas 2014
animation project 'Pulpo': 80x 18x24 cm, oil on canvas 2014

still from animation
Pulpo (#53), oil on canvas, 18x30cm: still from animation

fotografie Twan de Veer
'Uit de Hand', uitgave van VUURROOD: fotografie Twan de Veer

30x40 cm, 2013
n.t (great white) oil on canvas: 30x40 cm, 2013

ababa, rotterdam 2013
mural, acrylic & spraypaint±4,5x3 m: ababa, rotterdam 2013


studio 2013 

project by henny overbeek 2013
my entry for 'the books happen': project by henny overbeek 2013

NEST the Hague 2013
'Badly Natured' group show: NEST the Hague 2013

30x40 cm, 2012 (sold)
the Great White, oil on canvas: 30x40 cm, 2012 (sold)

24x30 cm, 2012 (sold)
the Great White, oil on canvas: 24x30 cm, 2012 (sold)

±2x8 meter, acrylic & spraypaint
[email protected] warehouse rotterdam 2013: ±2x8 meter, acrylic & spraypaint

studio 2012
2x 24x18 cm, oil on canvas (sold): studio 2012

(sold)
detail painting, 2012: (sold)

(190x240 cm, acrylic on canvas)
studio 2012: (190x240 cm, acrylic on canvas)

published by WBOOKS/Drents Museum
SCREECH, cataloge, september 2012: published by WBOOKS/Drents Museum

2x30x40 cm, 2012 (sold)
the Great White, oil on canvas: 2x30x40 cm, 2012 (sold)

studio 2012 (all sold)
Ὀκτάπους', small oil paintings: studio 2012 (all sold)

50x60 cm, 2011 (sold)
the Great White, oil on canvas: 50x60 cm, 2011 (sold)


studio 2012 


 


studio 2011 (sold) 


studio 2011 (sold) 


studio 2010 


studio 2010 

(sold)
oil on canvas,190x240 cm, 2010 sold: (sold)

(collection Drents museum)
oil on canvas,190x210 cm,2010: (collection Drents museum)

2010
SCREECH,oil,190x240 cm, 2010: 2010

group show
Cacao Fabriek, Helmond, 2010: group show 'Expanding Capacities..'

mixed media, 9x18x24, 2010
'Friendly Fire': mixed media, 9x18x24, 2010


Hudson Museum, 2009, group show: 'Importancy of the Unimportant'

show curated by Henny Overbeek
Fabriek Eindhoven, 2009, group show: show curated by Henny Overbeek

Groupshow with a.o Hans van der Ham
Foto Museum, Rotterdam 2009: Groupshow with a.o Hans van der Ham

with Henny Overbeek/Boris Tellegen
ALICE Gallery, Brussels 2008: with Henny Overbeek/Boris Tellegen

with Henny Overbeek/Boris Tellegen
ALICE Gallery, Brussels 2008: with Henny Overbeek/Boris Tellegen

Dick de Bruijn Gallery, Middelburg
solo exhibition, 2008: Dick de Bruijn Gallery, Middelburg


mural, De Overslag, Eindhoven, 2008 

Group Show
mural, ± 6x10 m, TENT, Rotterdam, : Group Show 'Mooi van Ver' 2007