Niek Hendrix

Winnaar van de Mondriaan Atelierprijs 2020.

Atelier Mondriaan – Dooyewaard Stichting

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, a different paint, colors are let go off, 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.