It is with great joy and pride that Kunstpodium T presents its yearmaster for the upcoming Apprentice Master season 2019/2020 – Niek Hendrix.
Niek Hendrix considers the images of painting, iconic or not, as an open source. He activates them by repeating them and put in a different context. This appropriation is not to make an exact copy but to create a different image of it. He paints them with a different brushstroke, different paint, colours are let go of, appearing in shades of black and white, and also the sizes are different. He places them in front of works from different times or adds a work of his own hands. In unexpected constellations he puts the viewer to the test: they must not only look again but also give meaning again.
Niek Hendrix graduated in Fine Arts from Sint Joost (Breda, the Netherlands) and attended the post-graduate program at the Jan van Eyck (2014/2015, Maastricht, NL). He was artist in residence at Van Gogh House (2014, Zundert, NL) and in Antwerp (2016, AiR Antwerp, BE).