'See your own imagination plenty at work? Fix your eyes regularly on one point in the artwork and see wat happens.'
'It is the art to be in touch with It: the unknown, the unnamable, the mystery of our existence.'
Niek van der Valk was born in The Netherlands close to the Amsterdam Forest.
In his younger years he frequented the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It turned out to be crucial years for his development as an artist.
Last education: pedagogic academy, Amsterdam, not finished.
Once, at an exhibition, a woman came to him and said: 'You are looking around like a bird looking for prey'. And he responded: 'May I introduce myself, the name is: van der Valk.'
Israel Gallery Linka and Gallery Cricri, Amsterdam
The Forbidden City, golden medal Olympic Fine Arts, Beijing
Lived near the River IJssel, the most beautiful river of Holland.
Now he lives in Gasselte on the Hunebed Highway.
This site is in honour of his mother Anna Clazina.
Niek van der Valk lived long in the vicinity of the River Amstel where Rembrandt van Rijn lived.
It is good that he never knew Niek might be a relative of him, otherwise he would have gone on holiday immediately!