Silkscreen print with hand-coloured details in pencil and gouache on Simili Japon 225gr paper
52 × 48 cm
Edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
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about this work
YEAH, but is based on Heck’s recent painting O Tina (2014), which was shown in her latest solo exhibition Mann O Mann at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp. Heck’s portraits embody a deeply compelling vision, broadly social, yet inscrutably personal. The subjects displayed – in this case artist Tina Schott – are more than mere actors performing roles; they are intimate figures of the artist’s immediate surroundings.
YEAH, but was published by artlead for Hatje Cantz & Uitgeverij Hannibal, on the occasion of a new publication by Kati Heck presented at M HKA, Antwerp.
about Kati Heck
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.”