The optical illusion and the inversion of spaces are recurring figurations in Nick Hullegie his sculptures and his two-dimensional work on paper and canvas. Everyday utensils he integrates in playful architectural structures. Forms are reduces to their essence and what looks evident at the first sight is undermined with a surrealistic touch, always attended with a poetical sense of humour.
Nick Hullegie (°1970 - NL), lives and works in Antwerp) studied Monumental and Architectural Design and Arts from 1991 till 1996 in Arnhem (NL) and from 2001 till 2004 at the Higher Institute for the Arts, in Antwerp. He exhibits in the Netherlands and later in Belgium and Germany since 1996. Since 2003 his sculpture 'Grow Up' is part of the Martha Herford (D) collection. In 2018 he created 'Penarie', a playful sculpture for a roundabout at the Zurenborg quarter in Antwerp.