Upcoming Event: RM Sunday Session | Panel Talk | The Future of Painting
RM Sunday Session
BOG 2020: Panel Talk: The Future of Painting
Spoken language: Dutch
Date: Sunday 15 November, 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 hrs
Location: Galerie Ron Mandos
As we are still facing the health and safety consequences caused by the COVID-19 virus, our main focus continues to be on ensuring the safety of our employees and visitors. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 20 visitors allowed in the gallery. We will also stream the panel talk live on our Instagram TV.
Due to limited seats available RSVP is mandatory. RSVP via email@example.com
Galerie Ron Mandos is pleased to invite you to an all-new RM Sunday Session. Throughout November we will be organizing inspiring events in the gallery to add an extra layer to our current exhibition: Best of Graduates 2020, curated by Radek Vana and team Galerie Ron Mandos.
Upcoming Sunday the 15th of November at 14:00 hrs, an insightful conversation will take place between Lieven Hendriks (painter and tutor at HKU), Robin Speijer (BOG 2019 and HKU Graduate), Krijn Kroes (HKU Graduate) and Teun Krosenbrink (HKU Graduate). These young artists and their former tutor will share their Best of Graduates experience, talk about painting and discuss the future of this medium.
ABOUT Lieven Hendriks
Lieven Hendriks takes everyday subjects in which the human touch is visible as a starting point for his work. For example, he paints nails in walls, stars and vases cut out of paper, and finger drawings on foggy windows. By using trompe l’oeil effects, his flat canvases appear as loosely stretched linens, deceiving the eyes of the viewer. In his work, Lieven Hendriks, plays a game with the nature of observation. His paintings anticipate how we look at art, how we focus our attention, and how this process is affected by surrounding circumstances. In this way, his work touches directly on the essence of painting and the value attached to it.
Creating hyperreal illusions requires mastery of one’s technique. When seeking to deceive his audience, Hendriks pulls out all the stops to make his work absolutely lifelike. Nothing is allowed to interfere with the illusion. For the artist, painting amounts first and foremost to a conscious demonstration of the highest professional skill. He uses his technical virtuosity to make the viewer think about the way we are used to look at paintings. Although his images seem to be crystal clear at first, they actually make us doubt through their ambiguity.
Lieven Hendriks (1970) studied at the HKU in Utrecht and was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. His work is part of many renowned international collections, including Museum Voorlinden, ESMoA Los Angeles, and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.