Niko Hendrickx
Rasterization Project

Niko HendrickxThe series Rasterized Paintings dates from 2001. The theme is the transition from a real to a digital world, in which everything is built starting from a mesh pattern, consisting of dots, lines and polygons.

The works from 2001 were painted spontaneously and purely from the artist's own imagination. In the meantime he has learned to use Cinema4 and Zbrush, software he now utilizes to shape his fantasy.

Rasterized Saturn

Hendrickx' original Saturn, the robot, is a modern interpretation of one of Goya's 'black paintings' and dates from 2001 (see Metal Sculptures or Art in Public Places).

The new version covers the same theme as the sculpture, but here the god is represented in a rasterized, digital form, while the people remain ' flesh and blood'.

Sound: normanhoffman (2013)

The Meat Market

Rasterized figures buy and sell meat at a meat market. The observer sees the scene through the eyes of the various rasterized figures. When one of them turns his head, the view changes to that of a different figure, while the sound (which is that of a real meat market, of a dripping liquid etc.) changes slightly with each move.

The scene is as horrifying as it is playful and fantastic: the virtual world has completely replaced the real world, and man is now little more than cattle for slaughter.

Sound: normanhoffman (2013)

Exhibition of Rasterized Paintings

The rasterized paintings that Niko Hendrickx made in 2001 are shown in a virtual exhibition space. A visitor walks through the room and looks at each of the paintings. (2011)

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