Paul Hendrikse (NL, 1977) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium and in Berlin, Germany.
In my work I create extensions of existing architecture, art and literature. By placing a second object next to it’s mould, the space between the two becomes important, not to say the most important, it becomes the space where two identities meet and coalesce. Within this resonance new meaning can reveal and articulate itself. My practice is rather ephemeral, I believe it isn’t necessarily interesting to pose or propose new imagery by materializing ideas. I rather de-materialize, by making ephemeral things the public is asked to negotiate these proposals in their own mind without establishing a round set of images to fix these proposals. We don’t need more imagery, we just need to actively re-think and re-work existing signifiers to be able to tell new stories. My production varies in medium and form; a book, a performance, a story, an object or a video can all be outcomes of the artistic research.
In recent years my work has been shown at Herman Teirlinck museum, Beersel, BE, Nicc Antwerp, BE, W139, Amsterdam, NL, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, SA, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE and at Blank, Torino, IT
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