Until about 11 years ago - as a photographer and interviewer - Rijpma was responsible for long-running portrait series in many glossies, until he, on the advice of the then director of De Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Wim Pijbes, started a career as a 'free artist' .
His work is characterized by a great sense of balanced composition and use of color. Inspired by works by Piet Mondriaan (see: "privacy", "orange lockers"), Maurits Escher (as in "white and gray", "circulation one") and Andreas Gursky (for example in "ews", or "the curve") buildings, interiors and landscapes get a very different character. Everyday subjects become special: a simple wooden railing becomes a compelling hold for the eye because the perspective is deliberately deformed.
Curiosity, confusion, optimism and humor always play a fundamental role and produce works that are often spectacular. From any coincidence a work can arise, which is clearly visible in his "Colors of Enno", the result of a year-long journey around the world, which he made, in complete artistic freedom.
Recently, editing the photo into a more abstract image ("Yellow Sun") has taken an important place: the original image is almost unrecognizable. ''Painting with the computer on the canvas of the camera'', he calls it.
Enno's most surprising motto? "Ugliness only exists if you do not look closely."
The exposition is free of charge and can be seen until September 8.
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