About the artist
Romy van Rijckevorsel paints in an eclectic way. In her work you see many references to classical artists. (e.g. Gustav Klimt, decorative backgrounds, but also Egon Schiele). It is also eclectic because of the different styles: drawing, graffiti, painting and graphic elements. All these elements are very successfully combined into an organic whole in which there is also a handwriting lurking. That's very clever, because the combination of references and styles can also go wrong very quickly. In Romy's work, however, she stops at exactly the right time.
The paintings are very postmodern in the sense of "anything is possible" and yet it is is not restless at all. On the one hand the works are very decorative and on the other hand also hard and almost provocative and vulgar. However, they are balanced, partly due to the strong composition. (jury report Painting of the year 2020, became 9th of 1250 entries)