Images that tell stories. Silent theatre. Dance and movement
Martien Hendriks draws his inspiration from music, theatre, dance and movement. ‘Events’ a concert or dance performance, the birth of a child, or an incident that shocks the community also prompt his creativity. Horses are another favourite subject.
‘When I’m producing a design I shut everyone out. I create from total isolation and withdrawal. In complete silence. I need this to guarantee my authenticity and originality.’
To Martien Hendriks, creating art is like pregnancy: ‘An organic thing, a creation has to grow spontaneously.’ All in the complete isolation of his studio, with no outside influences or interference no enthusiastic comments or discussion.
‘That disrupts my creative process.’