- Katie Heck exhibition at GEM Den Haag
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.’