Nico

Vrielink

Vrielink’s work explores the depths of personal identity and the unspoken dialogues between his subjects and their environments.

Nico Vrielink

Nico Vrielink

Delve into the world of Nico Vrielink, a masterful artist whose canvases speak volumes of his profound insight and unique perspective on the human condition. Born into the serene landscapes of the Netherlands, Vrielink has carved a niche for himself with his distinctive style and meticulous attention to emotive detail.

His artistry isn’t merely an occupation; it’s a spirited journey that captures the nuances of intimacy and solitude.

Through his work, one can embark on a reflective odyssey, exploring the realms of human emotions and the ethereal beauty of life captured through his eyes.

Nico Vrielink was born in 1958  in the village Reusel , very near the Belgium border . Son of a glassblower who always worked at home , in the old farm were the artist was born. 

At the age of 10 years , his father sent him to an art academy in Belgium , where he followed lessons , mainly in drawing for over 5 years during the time he had left from primary and secondary school . Although it became his passion, he finished the pedagogical academy and at the same time a second study to become a teacher in the arts . 

At the age of 22 years old he was teaching on an art academy in the Netherlands and 2 years later went on to become an artist in his own right . The first exhibitions went off like a rocket and soon was chosen as the best artist in Holland . 

Meanwhile he met in 1984 his first wife in Singapore with whom he had 2 sons , Léon and Jérôme .  He made countless paintings of her and within a few years he had exhibitions worldwide : USA, England , The Netherlands , Belgium , France , Germany , Russia , Austria , Spain , Luxemburg , Switzerland and also Singapore , Indonesia , Australia , Hong Kong , Japan , Thailand and several more.  All in all over 600 solo exhibitions. 

End 1980ties he bought himself a small castle in the south of France and from there the family went to the city of Montpellier and years later he bought Château de Burnand , a 15th century castle in Burgundy . He kept the castle for about 25 years but went to live on the island Bali , where he still lives with his second wife . 

Nowadays he spends his time between Bali and Belgium , where he has a second home . The paintings are made on the tropical island in Indonesia , the contacts are in Belgium ; clients , family , friends. 

Nico Vrielink has been seen in countless magazines all over the world and in many countries on tv , interviews , documentaries. Ten books have been published around his work . The total body of work is going direction 10.000 paintings and drawings and he is still going on….

Nico Vrielink offers a gateway into a world where every canvas is a mirror to the soul.

Nico Vrielink Atelier Belgium

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Nico Vrielink

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Bali and Belgium