Drawings / Paintings / Installation
Behind is the new series of drawings and paintings by the Belgian artist Philip Henderickx (1976). These tableaux at the outer limits of medical science and carnival rituals show women with cloud-like hairdos, rubber gloves and bizarre measuring devices on their heads. The stage seems set to examine something and to perform operations unknown to us.
What is behind the masks and under the gloves? What are the scientific instruments measuring and where are the operations leading to? Who is watching and who is being watched? To whom is something being done and who is doing it? Behind provides no answers but reformulates the question in a humorous-threatening universe where nothing is what it seems.