Jochem Hendricks

Luxury Avatar, 2009–ongoing
Mixed Media
Figure 72.83 x 22.83 x 17.32 inch
185 x 58 x 44 cm

Using the dataset from a 3D scan of Hendricks’s entire body a complete life-size figure of him was milled from a Ureol block. This forms the basis for an ever-evolving oeuvre: a parallel existence to that of the artist is arising as a sculpture that is completely financed by tax-deducted operating expenses. Luxury Avatar is gradually being furnished with everything that a person needs to live, all the goods purchased are luxurious in terms of quality and price. The precondition is annual financial statements by the artist stating profits which are then reinvested in working materials used for new parts for the sculpture.

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton UK, 2012

Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2012

Mini Avatar, 2014
3D Print, painted polymer plaster
7.9 x 2.75 x 1.77 inch
20 x 7 x 4.5 cm