Advertising images of magazines and mail order catalogues are the source of my drawings, installations and animation movies. I transfer the images of figures. Through my extensive layering process, the figures lose their individual characteristics and become part of a mass, a zigzagging chaos of lines. I am interested in the tension between the highly representational and readable starting point - advertisements, which have to get a message across as clearly as possible - and the abstracted, illegible result of the layering process.
Hedwig Brouckaert (1973° Chile) obtained an MFA from the University of California, Davis after completing a Master’s Degree in Sculpture and a Postgraduate Degree at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Belgium. Over the years she received several Artist Grants from the Flemish Government in Belgium, and fellowships of Yaddo, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, Anderson Ranch, Virginia Center for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, R. M.MacNamara Foundation and Vermont Studio Center.