Cees Krijnen is a Dutch artist known for his multidisciplinary approach to art. Born on May 29, 1969, in Velsen, Netherlands, he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the postgraduate program DasArts.
In 1999, Cees gained significant recognition by winning the prestigious Prix de Rome in the category of Visual Arts/Theater for his project titled "Financing my Parents Divorce." Since then, he has undertaken various artistic ventures worldwide, collaborating with renowned entities such as Pininfarina, Selfridges, Cartier, and Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Cees draws inspiration from his autobiographical experiences and creates artworks that explore personal narratives and the human condition. His exhibitions, including "Antoinette" (2020), have received attention, and he has showcased his work in international galleries and venues.
In addition to exhibitions, Cees participates in performances, lectures, and collaborations with other artists and personalities. He has written books and contributed to education as a teacher at esteemed art institutions.
Currently, Cees Krijnen resides and works in Haarlem, Netherlands, where he continues to create compelling art that combines personal stories with social commentary. His work invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences and delve into the profound themes explored in his creations.