The doler on the facade of an old warehouse building acts playfully as a decorative element. Doler is the name given by artist Olivier Rijcken to the labyrinthine patterns he makes in various materials and different sizes. The viewer can easily empathize with the carefully yet intuitively crafted, balanced geometric shapes. For Rijcken, however, the dolers represent so much more: the interconnectedness of things, finding one’s way in the world, and transformation.


Olivier Rijcken, born 1967 in Aduard (Netherlands), is an illustrator and artist. He draws attention to the perspective of a more just and sustainable world through his art, his dolers and the visualization of change and learning processes.

Since 2011 he has been engaged in making dolers: painted on walls, cut into wood, raked on sandy beaches or mowed on lawns. He did this in various locations in Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ethiopia. One of the challenges for him is to use only environmentally friendly materials and interventions.