Pieter Henket’s images, an encounter between his eyes and the eyes of his characters, form a (celebrity-worshipping) narrative, comprehensible and dead on hip. An autodidact, he already has worked with stars like Angelica Houston, Mary-Kate Olsen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Kristen Stewart, William Hurt and pop phenomenon Lady Gaga for who Henket captured the image of her debut album “The Fame”. In 2010, this iconic image was included in the American Woman exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Fascinated with capturing the image as if it were a still, with all its cinematographic characteristics and thus hard to copy, Henket evokes electric vibes. These images are on the rocky edge but remain mysteriously narrative.
In recent years Henket has focused on portrait photography. These images seem to sum up the New Yorker culture of this decade. With his scenic stripped to a void and daring lightning design, Henket manages to make the faces in the images look casual and accidental, yet knows to represent the essence of the face and to get – with wit – under the skin of celebrity culture.
Illuminating and frightening close, style maintained.
Henket works and lives in New York City since 1998.
Solo exhibit "the Faces" Museum de Fundatie
Group exhibit "Dutch Identity" Museum de Fundatie
"Yip art" Photo auction "Christie's"
Art Europe auction
Solo opening Museum exhibit "The way I see it" Museum de Fundatie
MTV "RE-DEFINE" Goss Micheal Foundatie, Philip de Pury auction.
NFF Dutch film festival solo exhibit
Group exhibit "American Woman" Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Noorderlicht gallery, solo exhibit