Neue Freunde (Hot Hot Spatzi) [New Friends (Hot Hot Birdie)]

Kati Heck


Painting, 2 x (126 x 86 cm), 1 x (196 x 136 cm).
Materials: photo, ink, oil, baryte paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7797_M501).

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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