RGN59 is the (abbreviated) signature of Reign59, the working name of the Oosterhout artist Nick Vermeulen - also working as an independent entrepreneur in his advertising studio.
Since his childhood he has been involved in drawing, painting and designing. In recent years he has found a new passion in sculpting. Nick mainly works with hard materials like marble, limestone and bronze, and also likes to step out to alabaster, soapstone and ceramics.
Over the period of 2017-2021 he focused almost entirely on a very large project, called ‘L'Amante Triste in Attesa' - which means (something like)
'The Yearning Mistress’ - a life-size statue of arrabbiato white marble from the Altissimo mountain inTuscany.
For variety (and to be able to do something in bad weather) he works regularly on smaller figures in marble and bronze - often using materials from nature such as branches, feathers and leaves.
Nick gets his inspiration mainly by just observing the people and nature around him. What he likes or what appeals to him, he processes into nice clean lines, shapes and curves. In most sculpures you will find feminine lines, shapes and curves, but according to him that is purely coincidental.