Niek Hendrix 1985

Woont in Rotterdam. Werkt in Rotterdam.
Vertegenwoordigd door:

Galerie Roger Katwijk

"Is the picture in you have in your mind the same as the actual image?" I make paintings that can be both figurative and abstract. With these images I examine the modes of image making, perception and meaning. An important question I am seeking to answer is, “Is what you see the same as what you actually have in mind?” I test the apparent laws of reality with images. This means that many of my works are based on paradigms that are about visual arts that can be visual, historical as well as theoretical. The next thing I do is put pressure on that concept, in order to reveal a more fundamental part of the visual system. In that sense I speak also about pre-images as the opposite of the afterimage. For me it is about the image as a conceptual entity. With painting I seek to depict the conceptual basis of the image more so than any figurative or formal aspects that are perhaps tied to the concept. I have the intention to show how a picture works and not how it is painted. Besides my activities as an artist am I working on an ongoing project called Lost Painters since April 2010. There, I write daily to decompose positions and paradigms in visual art. It is as well a field research as a way to publicize concepts on art without making pictures myself. I consider this an integral part of my artistic research.

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Niek Hendrix wil als kunstenaar zaken weergeven en in kaart brengen, maar ook en vooral op z’n kop zetten. Hij eigent zich bestaande kunstwerken toe en 'stript' ze dan... zo ontstaan nieuwe werken, wars de clichés die aan het werk zijn gaan hangen.

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Museum Voorlinden

In bedrijfscollectie van:

Caldic Collectie


NIEK HENDRIX 1985 (born Breda, The Netherlands) Lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Education and residencies 2017 Roy Villevoye, mentorship 2016 AiR Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium 2014-2015 Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, The Netherlands 2014 Museum Van Gogh home, Zundert, The Netherlands 2007-2011 Sint Joost Academy, Breda, The Netherlands Awards 2017 Royal Painting Award Winner 2016 Royal Painting Award Nomination 2013 Prix de Rome, nomination Grants 2015 Young Talent Stipend, Werbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fonds Selected solo presentations 2018 Art Rotterdam “”, Truimph Gallery, Moscow, Russia Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium “About Painting” Museum Van Gogh House, Zundert, the Netherlands“ Naar van Gogh” Galerie de Ziener, Brussel (Asse) Belgium “een groep” 2018 Cinnnamon, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (solo) 2017 Rosalux, Berlin, Germany Volta, Basel, Switzerland Dapiran, Utrecht, the Netherlands Prospects and Concepts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Ketelfactory, Schiedam, the Netherlands (solo) 2016 Galerie Roger Katwijk, The Black Standard Art Rotterdam Arti et Amicitiae (Tomorrow never knows), Amsterdam, NL 2015 Open Studio’s Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, the Netherlands 2014 Solo Project, Basel, Swittzerland 2013 Unfair Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Alpine Club Boechout, Antwerp, Belgium 2012 Caesuur (The painter, the works, the studio), Middelburg, the Netherlands Upcoming presentations Selected group presentations 2018 “”, Truimph Gallery, Moscow, Russia Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium “About Painting” Museum Van Gogh House, Zundert, the Netherlands, “Naar van Gogh” Galerie de Ziener, Brussel (Asse) Belgium “een groep” Art Rotterdam 2017 Art Rotterdam Van Stof tot Asse, 10th Triennale, Asse, Belgium
 Kunsthal KAdE (well Made), Amersfoort, the Netherlands FoG, San Francisco, USA
2016 Schunck* (Parkstad), Heerlen, the Netherlands Chamber (curated by Matylda Krzykowski) New york, USA Akzo Nobel Art Space (Culture of Colours), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 ArtDeli Night (curated by Axel Rüger), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 2015 Jan van Eyck (The girl with the sun in her head, curated by Páḋraic E. Moore), Maastricht, NL ArtRotterdam (Niek Hendrix & Tijl Orlando Frijns), Rotterdam, NL Ron Mandos Gallery (Long Ting’ (No Long Ting’ , David Salle and others), curated by Cedar Lewishon), Amsterdam, NL 2014 Bougie Art Foundation (Boost ‘14, meet the talents) Amsterdam, the Netherlands Museum Van Gogh home (7 Young painters, curated by Marc Mulders) Zundert, NL Museum Kasteel Keukenhof (There are the Goldfinches) Lisse, NL Jan van Eyck (At the edge, curated by Huib Haye van der Werf) Maastricht, NL 2013 Museum De Pont (Still Life) Tilburg, the Netherlands Submarine Jungle, Webbased Gallery Roger Katwijk (Specific Images) Amsterdam, the Netherlands Museum Kasteel Keukenhof (Flowercastle, curated by Gijs Stork) Lisse, NL 2012 Museum Stedeijk ‘s Hertogenbosch (Point the Vue, 200 years academy ‘s-Hertogenbosch, (curated by Kim Bouvy), ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL Kunstpodium T (Autonomy +, in coorporation with Tilburg University) Tilburg, NL Gallery Frank Taal (Perrenial Conceits, curated by Thomas I’Anson) Rotterdam, NL 2011 Ron Mandos Gallery (Best of Graduates), Amsterdam ,the Netherlands Collections Aegon Akzo Nobel Caldic Collection Museum Van Gogh home ING Collectie Museum LAM Museum Voorlinden Jan van Eyck Museum Rob Scholte Rechtbank Amsterdam Jan van Eyck Selected media • MetropolisM multiple times, website (Interview) 2012,2015 (twice) • Kunstbeeld multiple times, print 2012, 2014, 2015 and website 2011, 2013 • Decreet Magazine print 2013 • Parool print 2011, 2013 • NRC priint 2012, 2013 • NRCnext print (INTERVIEW) 2015 • PZC Mulitple Times, Print 2011 • BrabantsDagblad Mulitple Times, Print 2010, 2015 • BN de Stem Mulitple Times, Print 2011, 2014 • Lost Painters multiple times, website 2011-2016 • Trendbeheer multiple times, website 2011-2015 • Art of the Day ( multiple times, website 2012-2016 Relevant side-activities 2010-now Lost Painters, Editor in chief Dutch webmagazine on contemporary art. 2011-now (Guest) teacher, HKU Utrecht (‘12,‘13,‘14), AKV/Sint Joost (‘12,’13,’14), Minerva Groningen (2014), ABKM (2015) 2012-2014 Park, Co-founder and curator of artist initiative Park, Tilburg, the Netherlands