Hedof portrait - Image source The Birdhouse Project

Hedof /   Rick Berkelmans

Netherlands 1986



Rick Berkelmans
December 7, 2015
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Rick Berkelmans is a Dutch illustration artist, better known under the name Hedof. He gained international acclaim through his numerous exhibitions and commercial projects, and is instantly recognizable by his refreshingly clever designs.

Berkelmans was born in 1986. He runs a one-man design studio in Breda, the Netherlands, called Hedof. In his illustrations, Berkelmans combines odd but strong shapes and vibrant colors, using a variety of printing techniques to pack the designs with an extra punch.

Illustrations by Hedof

Hedof - Face, Apple and Blob (respectively), 2015 - Courtesy of Vertical Gallery
Hedof – Face, Apple and Blob (respectively), 2015

Berkelmans has worked on an immense number of commercial projects, and among his clients were such names as Heineken, Nickelodeon, KLM Airlines, Ikea, Sony PlayStation, Google, Red Bull, Facebook… His works were exhibited in galleries in countries all over the world, as well. Hedof’s first exhibition took place in. Titled Set Your Game Up, the group show was held at Subwalk in Arnhem. The first one-man exhibition came two years later, in 2011. Printer Galactik was organized by the Andenken Gallery from Amsterdam. Rick is represented by the Vertical Gallery.

Acrylic on Paper

Hedof - Wizard, Cake and Cactus (respectively), 2015 - Courtesy of Vertical Gallery
Hedof – Wizard, Cake and Cactus (respectively), 2015

Hedof lives and works in Breda, the Netherlands.

Featured image: Hedof portrait – Image source The Birdhouse Project
All artwork images courtesy of the Vertical Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Brief FestivalMadrid, SpainGroup
2015BeyondergroundHasselt, BelgiumGroup
2015Golden CageAlley Gallery, Hasselt BelgiumSolo
2014Tomorrow Already (with Aron Bellekoop Leon)Oz Gallery, AmsterdamDuo
2014The Build UpArt Rebels Gallery Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2014Group ShowAlley Gallery Hasselt, BelgiumGroup
2013Winter Group ShowB&B Gallery, Sheffield, EnglandGroup
2013HinterlandColors May Vary, Leeds, EnglandGroup
2013Playgrounds FestivalTilburgGroup
2013UtopiaKOP, BredaGroup
2013Hedof x SudsSuds BredaSolo
2013BukrukBACC, Bangkok ThailandGroup
2012Going DutchLunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus DenmarkGroup
2012Sergeant PaperGallery L'issue, Paris FranceGroup
2012Here Comes the Sun (with Khuan + Ktron)Alley Gallery, Hasselt BelgiumDuo
2012There Goes the NeighbourhoodYOUR:OWN, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2012FrescoHouse of Visual Culture, BredaGroup
2011Mix GirlMix Club, Beijing ChinaGroup
2011InterlandAlley Gallery at C-Mime, Genk BelgiumGroup
2011MY:SELF & YOUR:OWNJacob M Gallery, Aarhuis DenmarkGroup
2011Printer GalactikAndenken Gallery AmsterdamSolo
2010Your Own: In with December. Out with JanuaryDe Balie, AmsterdamGroup
2010Go Font UrselfSidney, AustraliaGroup
2010Don’t Believe the TypeShip of Fools Gallery, The HagueGroup
2010Okhrannik Spravok ne daetHaus am See Gallery Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Concrete PlaygroundHeimat Design Gallery, Dortmund GermanyGroup
2010Art Trek 7Galerie Mekanik, Antwerp BelgiumGroup
2010SummerschoolShip of Fools Gallery, The HagueGroup
2010Ebb & Flowcc TerDilft, Bornem BelgiumGroup
2009Step Your Game UpSubwalk, ArnhemGroup