Acrylic on polyester canvas
37 x 43 cm
Lieven Hendriks makes the audience second-guess the reality before them by depicting mirage-like subject matter. Inspired by everyday scenery, he depicts moments that we see on a daily basis, and, perhaps, don’t hold any emotional value. Here, using the lóeil effect, the artist depicts raindrops falling down a window screen. By painting such, at first glance, mundane and banal sight, Hendriks invites the viewer to cherish the little moments that complete one’s day. At the same time, his work stirs the conversation on the role of perception in the definition of art. Can something as lifelike as droplets of water be viewed as art?