Jan Hendrikse initiated the first exhibition of "Informal painting" in the mensa of Delft University in 1958 and is regarded as the founder of the Dutch Informal Group. In addition, he is a prominent representative of the ZERO movement that was at the basis of a fundamental change in the art world in the 1960s. His work is also linked to Nouveau Réalisme and pop art.
Since the late 1950s, Henderikse has been making work with 'rejects', materials that we use with great love and then throw away. He chooses from just about everything that crosses his path: floating waste from the Rhine, corks and ampoules, later also number plates and coins. These are all things that come at us with an endless stream since the post-war world changed from a manufacturing society to a consumer society. Henderikse's interest in the everyday things is endless. His statement "I am interested in everything that moves people." makes him a kind of anthropologist or ethnographer who shows the intangible in an almost poetic way.
With workshops in Delft, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Curaçao, Antwerp and New York, he completed an international trajectory that immediately gave rise to many international exhibition opportunities.
ZERO to infinity.
A documentary about artist Jan Henderikse. Henderikse belongs to the ZERO movement. He was co-founder of the Dutch ZERO together with Jan Schoonhoven and Armando, among others. The documentary was made by Frank Peters and Victor Deconinck on the occasion of the exhibition Jan Henderikse - ZERO to Infinity by Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse and Kunstzolder.be in Antwerp. The Nul movement has a growing interest and Jan Henderikse now exhibits all over the world. He lives in Antwerp and New York. The documentary shows bricolages and minimalist works of art with simple materials such as cork and coins.