German Expressionism and New Objectivity shine forth in the paintings by Kati Heck (*1979 in Dusseldorf). Her monumental paintings impress viewers with their humorous blend of styles, consisting of photorealistic figures together with graphic elements. Some sections of the collage-like works are meticulously painted in, while others are quickly executed. Like Robert Rauschenberg, Heck joins nontraditional materials and everyday objects to develop highly unusual pictorial creations. She clearly, convincingly, and permanently questions the art of painting, says Jan Hoet about her oeuvre. The volume on Kati Heck focuses primarily on the painting of one of the most interesting aspiring artists of today.