• Dik Nicolai

    Dik Nicolai


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Dik Nicolai (NL - 1975) is an independent Dutch photographer who creates his images in his studio in the countryside of Amsterdam. Nicolai signs his works with Nicolaii, a double i. Nicolai's his work consists of editorial images for fashion campaigns as well as portraits. 

His photos are widely appreciated and have been published in a large number of magazines. 

Nicolai is fascinated by the deeper personality of the model and he is keen to capture the essence of their character. This signature results in his work frequently being commissioned by an important circle of collectors. 

Over the years, Nicolai felt the desire to create a free, artistic oeuvre next to his commercial work. Fascinated by the bright Dutch light, he creates exquisite still lifes, inspired by the Dutch Old Masters combined with his own characteristic signature. Nicolai often calls his still lifes ‘moments’. 
In traditional compositions he hides symbolic elements and subtle references the viewer may not notice instantly. The scenery he builds in front of his camera, often bathing in daylight, expresses moments of stillness, serenity and simple beauty. Nicolaii’s still lifes are included in many Dutch and international collections.

Nicolai also creates customized family portraits since 2012: still lifes consisting of objects related to one or more members of a family or (family) business. Taken together, these symbolic elements become a unique portrait. Special commissions are welcomed. Prints are made in small editions, with a certificate of authenticity.

’I am a Momentographer while creating my still live images and a Contactographer while producing my commercial works.’ 

+Event 2017+
KunstRai 2017 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 
Wednesday, May 31 – Monday, June 6

Event 2017
Art Breda / The Netherlands / 
May, Sunday 7 – Sunday 14

Exhibitions 2017
Masterly, location Palazzo Francesco Turati / Milan Italy / 
April, Tuesday 4 – Sunday 9


The Obsession of Art – Bergen July till December 2017

Exhibitions 2016
X BANK / Group Expo / Amsterdam, The Netherlands / April 3 – May 10
Stock Interior / Solo / Haarlem The Netherlands / 
December 15 – January 15

Exhibitions 2014
Solo – Martinhuis, Zeist 

Exhibitions 2013
Group – Cooper & Cross Amsterdam, 
exhibition at Creative Fusion 1st edition

Exhibition 2012
Solo – Circle Gallery Amsterdam

Exhibition 2007
Solo – Art Manifest Zwolle
group – ‘The Urban City Summer Project’ at the Holland Art Gallery Amsterdam 
www.hag.nl – Collages / photography

Exhibition 2006
Group – ‘Museo’ The Hague

Exhibition 2005
Solo – centre for art Angerlo
Collages / Photography

Exhibitions 2004
Solo – De Eenhoorn Kampen
Group – GraphicStudio Kampen
Solo – overview Museum de Synagoge Kampen
Collages / Photography

Exhibitions 2003
Solo – Saifores / Spain 
Group – Castle Amerongen,
Group – La Carboneria Barcelona, member DRAP-ART