Frieze Masters: Jan Henderikse
Jan Henderikse is known as a member of Group Zero. In 1960 he was a co-founder along with Armando, Henk Peeters and Jan Schoonhoven of Nul which was Zero’s Dutch counterpart.
Born in 1937 in the Dutch city of Delft, he left his hometown and country in 1959 to settle in Germany, where his first assemblages originate. In 1963, with his wife Idi, they settle in Cura.ao where Henderikse creates colourful assemblages with license plates, coins and marine debris.
In 1967 they move to New York. Over the years he had maintained studios in Berlin, Antwerp and Cura.ao, but New York remains his home and just recently he became a US citizen.
Both The Mayor Gallery of London and Borzo Gallery of Amsterdam have consistently followed and represented Jan Henderikse over the past twenty years and have organized exhibitions in London and Amsterdam, regularly exhibiting his work at major art fairs such as Art Basel and TEFAF as well as lending to numerous museum shows.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the help and support of Antoon Melissen, art historian and longtime friend of Jan Henderikse and author of several articles and books on the artist.