marinus van dijke visual artist

Hogezoom 11, 4328 EE, Burgh-Haamstede,
The Netherlands
T: 0031111651733,



In 1952 I was born in Haamstede, right under the lighthouse as the son of the lighthouse keeper. That is where I spent my childhood and the dunes were my playground.
For my final exam at the Art academy in 1975 I did a project about the influence of the wind. I stretched a piece of canvas between six poles of four meters long pine logs and observed the continuous changing shapes. This installation was placed on the beach of Haamstede. In the same year I obtained a studio in Burgh, a village next to Haamstede. It was an old schoolbuilding, where I lived and worked until 1982, except one year working in Italy and six months in the United States. For these working periods I got a scholarship of the government. During this period in my life I reached my personal subject: 'The Dynamics of the landscape and myself as a person in the middle of it'.
In 1982 I moved to Middelburg but after three years I returned to Haamstede where I still work. Over the years I have deepened my interest in the forever changing landscape and my relationship with it, I have used more and more factual information about the landscape and my concrete presence within.