Esther de Vries & Richard Niessen
Richard Niessen (Edam-Volendam, 1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996, Richard works on a body of work with a strong preference for print, graphics and music, with an ever-expanding vocabulaire of (homemade) letters, sign systems and ornaments inviting the viewer to wander, guess and hopefully find. He shares a studio space with Esther de Vries since 2007.
Richard works for various clients including artists like Jennifer Tee and Ad de Jong, exhibition spaces as Tijdelijk Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdamand organizations like the Fonds BKVB and Res Artis. In addition, the self-initiated projects (such as "Based on Bas Oudt" and his traveling overview exhibition "TM City") lead to experiments with exhibition and presentation forms and collaborations with other designers and artists.