Kati Heck

°1979, Düsseldorf (DE) – lives and works in Antwerp (BE)

Kati Heck is to be considered an heiress to German Expressionism. One is reminded of the bars, dancers and actors of Otto Dix and George Grosz, at the same time as the Old Masters. Heck synthesizes and fuses styles. She is as much an abstractionist as a realist. Parts of her paintings are meticulously rendered on her stitched canvases, with a unique virtuosity and acute attention to detail, while others look streaked, smeared and sculpted as in ‘O Romain’. You can find reflections of Robert Rauschenberg, the way she combines non-traditional materials and everyday objects in innovative combinations. She challenges the medium of paint on a completely new level, as a gesture toward unabashed self-assertion and its radical effects. As the artist states, “I always opt to use more paint, it helps me move away from realism and towards total freedom.”


Kati Heck
Kati Heck (Courtesy of Flaunt Magazine)

Kati Heck has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at M HKA, Antwerp; CAC Malaga; Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Mary Boone Gallery, New York.

Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; Wiels, Brussels;  and BOZAR, Brussels.

Kati Heck is represented by the following galleries;
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Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Sadie Coles HQ, London

works by Kati Heck

Kati Heck - Verspätete Sitzung - 2020

Kati Heck

Verspätete Sitzung

- Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set 2020 - 2020

Berlinde De Bruyckere, Leon Vranken, Kati Heck

Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set 2020

Kati Heck - YEAH, but - 2015

Kati Heck

YEAH, but

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