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 aims to be a mix between dance and visual art, inviting the audience to come and see how a dance performance is transformed into a timeless work of art.
Expression is always central to her work. She always try to intensify her subject, instead of literally mirroring it. While working Karen always try to look for the boundary between the abstract and the figurative. Her choice of materials is very 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 try to search for the story that can be told through a line, composition, color shade, atmosphere, …Karen also like to work in an investigative, experimental way, where she like to try out other disciplines.