Niek Hendrix (NL) makes both both figurative and abstract paintings, which examine modes of image making, perception and meaning. Many of his works are based on visual art paradigms that can be visual, historical and theoretical. He applies pressure to these concepts, in order to reveal fundamental aspects of visual systems. In this sense, he articulates a dialectic in which pre-images are the opposite of the afterimage. For him, the painting is about the image as a conceptual entity. Through painting, he seeks to depict the conceptual basis of the image, which is given priority over any figurative or formal aspects of the image’s content. His intention is to show how a picture works and not how it is painted.