acrylic on plexiglass, 33 x 50 cm
3 works from the series: Dance and Movement, 2023, charcoal on paper, 30 x 40 cm
Karen Hendrickx is a visual artist who lives and works in Antwerp/Belgium. Since 2017 she has been working on a series on dance and movement for which she has created the performance Sketches of Emotion together with the Belgian choreographer and dancer Justine Copette of JC Choreography. This performance is a mix between dance and visual art, inviting the audience to see how a dance performance is transformed into a timeless work of art.
Expression is always central to her work. She always tries to intensify her subject, instead of literally mirroring it. While working Karen looks for the boundary between the abstract and the figurative. Her choice of materials is diverse, ranging from charcoal, chalk, Chinese ink, bistre, acrylic to oil paint. While working, the work is constantly changing and every previous track contributes to the end result. In this way Karen searches for the story that can be told through a line, composition, color shade, and atmosphere.