Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Woody Allen, Ann Demeester, Jan Hoet. Interview by Luc Tuymans.
German Expressionism and New Objectivity shine forth in the paintings of Düsseldorf-based artist Kati Heck (born 1979). Her monumental paintings impress viewers with their humorous blend of styles, consisting of photorealistic figures together with graphic elements. Some sections of her collage-like works are meticulously painted in, while others are quickly executed. Like Robert Rauschenberg, Heck joins nontraditional materials and everyday objects to develop highly unusual pictorial creations. “She clearly, convincingly and permanently questions the art of painting,” said curator Jan Hoet of her oeuvre. This volume explores the painting of one of the liveliest emerging artists of the present.