Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (also known as AMVK) is an artist of singular complexity. Born in 1951 in Antwerp, where she still lives and works, she has been active since the 1970s as a visual artist, graphic designer and performer. She has always been a pioneer. She should, first and foremost, be considered an artist for the future. AMVK’s practice is truly interdisciplinary.

M HKA wants to introduce Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven to a wider audience as an innovator of forms and interpreter of moods - as oxygen of the whole society.

AMVK: Drawings

(c)image: M HKA
Drawing , Geheel: 38.5 x 47.5 cm, Tekening: 27 x 36 cm
east-indian ink, pencil, paper

“The line drawing is like a skeleton, a framework that has needed quite some time to become what it is. It is surrounded by possibilities, the flesh of thought. Colour indicates what is useful, what we may use our thoughts and our science for. Drawing is a form of understanding; it makes sure that we can narrow down our observations and make them manageable. Recurrent themes are the relation between Humankind and the animals, between intelligence and intuition, between human creation and technology, between self-image and human-made surroundings. This collection of drawings consists of a combination of pictures from the personal sphere, pictures from memory and imaginings and fragments from the surrounding image and word culture.”