erik kok (1966, amsterdam) lives in enschede, the netherlands. he studied ceramics and graphics art at the AKI academy of fine arts in enschede (1985-1990). he graduated in 1990. he regularly exhibits his work, both in the netherlands and abroad. since 1996, he works as a ceramics instructor at AKI/ArtEZ.

his work exemplifies his emotions concerning nourishment, love and dreams, but also angst, drenching, death. this is shaped in allegoric images. he thrives for a sense of balance, in which beauty and the thematic expression of meaning are not in opposition, but instead mutually reinforce each other.


erik kok - - enschede - the netherlands