Heike Leidecker alias „Toni Hinck“ was born in Cuxhaven in 1963 and made the first step to publish her works in 2013. Her great-aunt Tony Hinck has always been important for her. In 1929 as a single woman she decided to take her suitcase filled with courage, confidence and power to go to America. It was a journey into an uncertain future which she started with the firm belief that everything in life would make a good sense. She made her have a closer look at everything. That is impotant for painting and even more so when dealing with things we are accustomed to. Therefore Heike Leidecker adopted her name as an artist's name and have the suitcase as a symbol for a new start and power in her logo.
„Toni Hinck“ couldn‘t imagine a life without colours. The blue of the sky, the bright yellow of a lemon, and the red of a geranium made her do what can finally be seen in her paintings which she often started without a clear intention.
She was always following her intuition and let paintings come into existence the way Picasso expressed it when he said: " A painting is not imagined and dertermined before the start. While you work on it, it changes in the same way as your thoughts. And when it is done, it will continue to change according to the mood of the observer...“
That is what art is about. Art must come from the inside and touch the soul! “Toni Hinck” didn’t have to explain her paintings. Paintings do not need an interpretation just like the songs of birds need no interpretation.
“I don‘t want to be an artist to begin with, I just want to be happy.”
“Toni Hinck” passed away on 27th January 2019.
Artexpo Winter Rome 2018
Koffer-Kunst Toni Hinck in Rome
On January 6, 2018 it finally started. Winter Artexpo in Rom was ceremoniously opened. The paintings were presented to the visitors by the artists. Thus the visitors could enjoy art and exchange their ideas with the artists and other guests. Art in the broader sense could be experienced as there was a piano concert with Gabriele Tosi at the beginning.
It was a piece of good luck that I had to go to Rome in order to meet the engineer and artist Armanath Viswanath from Bergisch Gladbach. At the end of March we will have a project together. We are both really looking forward to that.
This is Armanath Viswanath's webside: www.viswanath.de
We will also meet at the Artexpo New York 2018.
The exhibition in Rome will continue until January 19, 2018 and can daily be visited in Domus Romana Artgallery in Via Quattro Fontane 113 in 00184 Rome from 3 pm to 10 pm.
I want to thank Angelo Ribezzi once again for the organisation of the exhibition.