Michael Rieu (b. / Haarlem, Netherland), is a Dutch-born visual artist. In recent years he has lived and worked in both Kristiansand, Haarlem (the Netherlands) and in Carrara (Italy). The material of his work in stone is characterized by a rich diversity. Sculptures in Carrara marble, Belgian Hardstein and Norwegian granite, Larvikite, Quartzite and Fauske grandmother are not unusual to find in his studio in Holskogen in Kristiansand.
Rieu's artistic intention, and interest in his visual arts, lies in the opportunity to find the 'ultimate image' that shows 'everything': playfulness, diversity and movement. An adventure for both children and adults. The artist is comfortable in his search for good concepts. Rieu has proven that he can express himself figuratively as well as non-figuratively. He has the ability to create striking visual works.
Michael Rieu is a sculptor and painter. Rarely talented in both. An artist from the Netherlands who loves hard stones but treats them with soft senses.
The work of Rieu is in the permanent collection of the United Nations Memorial Parc, Busan, South Korea, Collection les 3 SUISSES CROIX FRANCE and Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands.