Hendrik Gericke, the face behind the Flying Dutchman Art, was born in South Africa and now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Trained in fine arts as well as animation, Hendrik’s sense of movement and form is clear in the images he creates using various mediums.
Hendrik is skilled in different forms of painting, both traditional and digital, realistic and abstract. His body of work places realistic portraits next to grotesquely humorous celebrity caricatures, as well as paintings of machines like helicopters, and even storyboard work. I find Hendrik’s use of expressive line to be particularly compelling. In his Humourless Tumours series, Hedrik creates abstract shapes that are at the same time quite bodily, and applies to them titles which raise as many questions as they answer.
Interesting moments and colourful, animated artwork like this abound in the portfolio of this multi-talented artist.