Collection de Rijk has been specialising in concrete art and art concerning the ZERO/NUL movement.The ZERO movement was founded in 1958 by Mack and Piene. Later, a.o. , Uecker, Fontana, Yves Klein, Megert, Aubertin, Goepfert, von Graevenitz, Morellet, Manzoni, Luther, Castellani, Verheijen, Colombo, Leblanc, Pohl, Kusama, Tinguely, Bartels, Holweck, Spindel, Bury, Dadamaino, Dorazio, Mavignier, Spoerri, Soto and Salentin joined the movement. Parallel to ZERO, in 1960 the NUL movement emerged in the Netherlands . It was an initiative of Henk Peeters who was joined soon thereafter by Armando and Henderikse. Initially, herman de vries also participated. The NUL-group ended in 1964 and the ZERO-group in 1966. The features of NUL-ZERO are light, movement and monochrome painting. To play with light and shadow, the artists made use of nails, reliefs and ribbed surfaces. There is no boundary between painting and sculpture anymore. They sought a new harmony between man and nature, and avoided in their art the individual tracks. In recent years this movement / art has been rediscovered and has received great interest, both nationally and internationally. Perhaps this is also caused by the hectic time we live in and people search for peace, harmony and fascination.
What else does De Rijk Fine Art do.
We buy works from private collections and advise and guide the sale of collections. For this we have contacts inside and outside the Netherlands with a very reliable group of peers. We also advise on restoration of sculptures, paintings and works on paper. Over the years we have got acquainted with a number of specialists in this field. Complicated restorations were , sometimes in a team, very successfully implemented. These specialists also work on important museum collections.