Rick Berkelmans' (1986) work consists of a vibrant mix of strong shapes, weird characters and bold colors. Never being too much in your face, Berkelmans always makes sure his work is packed with a certain attitude, casual but clever, tactile but professional. The distinctive touch to his work is Rick's love for printing techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a nice vintage look.

Rick lives and works in Breda where he runs his oneman design studio Hedof. With a combination of commercial projects and exhibitions he raised his profile on an international level.

Clients include Anorak magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Heineken, Nickelodeon, Kangaroos, Sony Playstation, Lipton Tea,, The Hoxton Hotel, KLM Airlines, Ikea, Native Shoes, Appelsap Festival, Google, Red Bull, Casio G shock, Red Cross, Zwijsen, Green Man Festival, Arte, S7 Airlines and Facebook.

film by Thinkfish Media
site by Rick van Laarhoven

Selected Exhibitions

october 2015 Brief Festival, artist talk, Madrid, Spain
april 2015 Beyonderground, artist talk, Hasselt, Belgium
april 2015 Willem de Kooning academy, artist talk at WDK Rotterdam
april 2015 Golden Cage, solo show at Alley Gallery, Hasselt Belgium
february 2015 The Jaunt, artist talk and book launch at Kapitaal Utrecht
february 2015 Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, artist talk at GLR, Rotterdam

December 2014 Tomorrow Already, duo show with Aron Vellekoop Leon at Oz Gallery, Amsterdam
June 2014 The Build Up solo exhibition at Art Rebels Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark
June 2014 Interland Group exhibition at Alley Gallery Hasselt, Belgium
May 2014 Artist talk at HKU Utrecht

december 2013 B&B Gallery Winter Group Show, Sheffield, England
november 2013 Hinterland groupshow at Colors May Vary, Leeds, England
november 2013 Playgrounds Festival, artist talk, Tilburg
september 2013 Utopia, groupshow at KOP, Breda
september 2013 Hedof x Suds, solo show at Suds Breda
may 2013 Pecha Kucha, artist talk , Breda
april 2013 The Jaunt, art and travel project to Helsinki Finland
april 2013 Image LAB, artist talk, Rotterdam
February 2013 Bukruk, festival and exhibition, BACC, Bangkok Thailand

september 2012 Finished_Final_Def, guest curator at Graphic Design Festival Breda
june 2012 Going Dutch, groupshow at Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus Denmark
april 2012 Sergeant Paper, groupshow, Gallery L'issue, Paris France
march 2012 Here Comes the Sun, duo show with Khuan + Ktron at Alley Gallery, Hasselt Belgium
februari 2012 There Goes the Neighbourhood, soloshow at YOUR:OWN, Copenhagen, Denmark
februari 2012 Fresco, groupexhibition at House of Visual Culture, Breda

december 2011 Mix Girl groupshow at Mix Club, Beijing China
december 2011 Interland groupshow by Alley Gallery at C-Mime, Genk Belgium
november 2011 Image Festival artist talk Rotterdam
october 2011 MY:SELF & YOUR:OWN groupshow at Jacob M Gallery, Aarhuis Denmark
september 2011 Comic Mash Up window project with ZenkOne at Graphic Design Museum Breda
june 2011 Printer Galactik solo exhibition at Andenken Gallery Amsterdam
februari 2011 Aye Aye Backyard outdoor project with ZenkOne at showroom Arnhem

december 2010 Your Own: In with december. Out with januari groupshow at De Balie, Amsterdam
november 2010 Go Font Urself groupshows in Sidney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia
november 2010 Don’t Believe the Type groupexhibition at Ship of Fools Gallery, The Hague
september 2010 Okhrannik Spravok ne daet groupshow at Haus am See Gallery Berlin, Germany
september 2010 The Butcher Shop The Butcher Shop, Perth Australia
August 2010 Concrete Playground groupexhibition at Heimat design gallery, Dortmund Germany
july 2010 Art Trek 7 groupexhibion at galerie Mekanik, Antwerp Belgium
july 2010 Summerschool groupexhibition at Ship of Fools gallery, The Hague
may 2010 Designertoys XL Graphic Design Festival Breda, Breda
may 2010 GDFB poster project Graphic Design Festival Breda, Breda
march 2010 Ebb & Flow group exhibition at cc TerDilft, Bornem Belgium

november 2009 Step your game up group exhibition at Subwalk, Arnhem

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