Hank Schmidt in der Beek

Dec 11, 2021 – Feb 20, 2022

The artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek’s works are responses and retorts to the traditional history of art, and especially the history of painting, delivered with a healthy dose of irony. In large scale series of works or collages, Schmidt in der Beek cites well-known motifs from the art historical canon, combining them freely and creating entirely new relations and contexts. His uninhibited perspective and playful way of dealing with those works which one might describe as having written art history produce a sense of humour and lightness; a move that liberates from the burden of gravitas.

Curator: Jule Hillgärtner