About and Exhibitions

‘Going where I haven’t been before’

I see my own creative brain as a universe in which every star and every planet represents an idea. No matter how much these celestial bodies seem identical, they are always different in content and form. There is this urge in me to explore all these ideas, an urge that takes me from one planet to the next. As soon as one idea has been looked at and is worked out, I turn my eye towards a neighbouring planet or the challenge of another star.

My universe lies in the area of tension between feelings, impulsiveness and reasoning. I often use metaphors and analogies to first build a reasoning and consequently a work of art. The main subject in my oeuvre is transformation and change. Often with an extra reflective layer about people and society.

The space flight in my own head has resulted in an uninterrupted chain of series and solitary works. I constantly explore new methods and techniques to find the best form for my ideas.

Aiming my telescope at new worlds and then visit them is a never-ending challenge. I am constantly on the look-out for unknown impulses and new elements that will enable me to found and fortify my own universe.

 

 

Niko Hendrickx (1974) is a visual artist who lives and works in Lommel (Belgium). His art focuses on ‘transformation and change’ in the broadest sense. He uses traditional media such as painting, drawing and sculpture, as well as (and often combined with) 3D animation and video.

 

 

 


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Solo Exhibitions:

2015
Pop-Up Exhibition “Pro-Life”, CC. De Adelberg Lommel
“Strange Fruit”, Art Borgloon Gasthuiskapel

2012
TAKT#8 festival Neerpelt with Modern Cavemen

2008
CC. De kollebloem Puurs

2003
“Ode to saturn”, CC. De Adelberg Lommel

1999
“Houten spiralen en metalen”, CC. Leopoldsburg

Group Exhibitions:

2019
“Oog in Oog”, Jakob Smitsmuseum Mol Sluis, Curatoren: Ivo Verheyen en Veerle Stevens, 09/11/19 – 12/01/20

Deelnemende kunstenaars: Georges Blom, Caroline Böckhoff, Annemie Bogaerts, Silvia Bonotto,
Katrin Dekoninck, Diva Benini, Jef Gysen, Niko Hendrickx, Luc Hoeckx, Joris Martens, Chris Meulemans, Veerle Stevens, Bart Van der Moeren, Fik van Gestel.

2017
“TarmaX”, Tarmac Meerhout, 23/09/17 – 08/10/17
“We Traveled Across Seven Mountains”, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen , Curator: Jan Van Woensel, 28/06/17 – 02/07/17

2016
“KUNST-licht / LICHT-kunst”, Hofke van Chantraine Oud-Turnhout, 19/12/15 – 31/01/16

2015
“Actueel Kunsten Festival”, Kunstnetwerk Haspengauw, 31/10 – 29/11
“FAVORIETEN”, CC.’t Getouw Mol, 28/03 – 19/04

2013
“CTRL+ART+DELETE”, Exhibition with Diva Benini (Jan De Schutter en Erik Van den Bulck), TARMAC Meerhout.

2012
“Exhibition with Raymond Minnen”, Apostelhuis Alden Biesen, Bilzen. CC De Kimpel, Website Raymond Minnen 

2011
“E.V.A. Experimental video art”, Bashimi Art House, Austria
“Videoscreening” Coimbra Portugal
“Between cage and humanity” St. Truiden

2010
“Obscene” De Singel Antwerp, by Sabbattini
“Bloesemimpressies” Stroopfabriek Borgloon

2009
“Bastart” Exhibition Kerk van Laak, Houthalen-Helchteren

2007
Villa Basta “Bastart Exhibitions” in Natuurpunt Limburg, CC. ’t Getouw Mol, CC. De kollebloem Puurs
“Deus ex” Ithaka 15 Leuven

2006
“Bastart” Exhibition Villa basta Houthalen-Helchteren
“Power plays”, Platform Limburg beeldende kunst, Z33, Hasselt
“Zien”, cultuurcentrum De Breughel Bree
Kunstenfestival “Groen is niet rood”, Villa Basta Houthalen-Helchteren

2005
“Smakelijk”, cultuurcentrum De Breughel Bree
“Houses of communication”, Borgloon
“Prix Médiatine” Brussel

2002
Insitu kunst Internationale Triënale, Borgloon

1999
Insitu kunst Internationale Triënale, Borgloon

Art in Public Places:

2009
Inauguration Sculpture ‘Saturnus’ Kristalpark Lommel.