- Katie Heck exhibition at GEM Den Haag
We know what you’re thinking! What the Heck is this?
We thought the same thing when we saw Kati Heck’s work for the first time.
GEM (museum for contemporary art) Den Haag asked us to make a small social media campaign for Kati Heck's first major solo museum show in the Netherlands.
This is what GEM has to say about Kati and her work:
‘Kati Heck's work is mysterious like a feverish dream, absurd, elusive, unrecognisable yet figurative. With humour and a sense of the absurd, Kati Heck (b. 1979, Düsseldorf) dissects the world around her and creates her own universe.
Any search for a clear narrative in her enigmatic paintings, sculpture, films and collages will be fruitless. Heck provides no certainty, leaving everything to our imaginations.
The work of Kati Heck is a masterful cacophony of colour, images and language. Her often large figurative paintings and sculptures bring two worlds together: one that is familiar and can be linked to events and people in the artist’s everyday life, the other absurd or downright disconcerting, like a fever dream.
She presents her characters in a theatrical manner – posed or wearing extravagant costumes – and Heck herself regularly features in her work, each time in a different, almost allegorical form, as if she were her own muse.’