Lives in Antwerp (), born in Düsseldorf ().
Kati Heck uses the great diversity of imagery provided by the history of art to express her personal world of experience and imagination. Heck's paintings often resemble collages, because she tends to combine different styles of painting on one and the same canvas. With Heck, hyperrealistic images blend in seamlessly with cartoonish sketches or stylistic references to the history of art. Kati Heck mostly creates large paintings with colourful assemblies of figures, objects and symbols, which together seem to narrate some complicated story. With references to comic books, films and pornography, Heck is clearly inspired by popular culture, but her own experiences are a point of reference for her as well - the figures she depicts are usually modelled after people she met in her own life. Heck doesn't want the stories of her images to be understood at once; most important is the imaginative power of the paintings. "The more I tell you, the more the eye of the viewer will be directed and the fewer he or she can see".
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Fig. 5 – Pfuiti Bergauf
Kati Heck, Fig. 5 – Pfuiti Bergauf, 2015. Painting, cater color pencil, ecoline, gouache, pencil, newspaper, collage on stitched paper, artist frame, 86.5 x 98 cm .
Holy Hauruck - Der Maler ...
Kati Heck, Holy Hauruck - Der Maler und ihre Muse, 2016. Installation, isomo, stof, metaal, hout, plasticrete, tv, plastic, lamp, stro, haar, hazelnootschnaps, variable dimensions.
Du schon wieder!
Kati Heck, Du schon wieder!, 2012. Painting, oil, ink, cupholder, glass water/ wine bottle, letter on canvas, 210 x 210 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultu
19 February 2016 - 29 May 2016.
Kati Heck (b. 1979, Düsseldorf) uses a greatly diverse visual vocabulary to give artistic expression to the world as she experiences and perc
Middle Gate Geel '13
29 September 2013 - 19 January 2014.
Middle Gate Geel ’13 concentrates on three main domains: myth, psychiatry, and art. More specifically, it sets out to analyse the mutual inte
Museum E!: Dreams
11 April 2018 - 11 October 2018.
M HKA and the Immaculata nursing home have developed an enduring partnership on the topic of contemporary art. This project aims to stimulate
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
humor & tragedie [humour ...
How do artists play with humour, tragedy and irony, and how do they express this? You will see that humour, in particular, is used to poke cr