For some pictures I gave myself the motto “paint as printed”. When […] what is painted under this motto moves the other way around into print, one could speak of “print as painted,” which sounds good at first, but is not exactly true. But some kind of transformation of the “pictorial material” takes place […].

Interview with Anna Ebner

Hendrik Krawen – ” The new Romantic Paintings”

Hendrik Krawen grew up in Lübeck.He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and lives in Berlin.
In the years 2007/2008 he was a visiting professor at the Academy of fine arts in Hamburg (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg)

With his art works Hendrik Krawen has to be included to one of the leading protagonists of new romantic paintings.

In his landscapes he deals with the subject of the abstract spaces, places, objects and individuals. The selected objects, as well as the people seem detached or isolated in a methaphysical spaceof each other to float. People act like scissorslike scale shadow images of themselves. They are indicated in phantoms in some pictures while loosing themselves in a seemingly endless horizon. Ifthere decontectualized words composed by letters, they appear as neologisms and bring their meaningfulness expressed in that manner, that they are not decipherable. The landscapes look like architectural constructs and thus create an alienated almost acting cool atmosphere.

Hendrik Krawen paints pictures on differnt materials. Often images of a plurability of single works are combined to form a new image.

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Further informations about Hendrik Krawen you will find in Wikipedia,

Exhibitions (selection)

2023 Chapter & Version, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, Düsseldorf

2023 -A Vendre, Pied-a- Terre, Kewenig, Berlin

2022 Leaving and Returning, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2021 der angebrochene Tag, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow

2020 der angebrochene Tag, ITALIC, Berlin

2018 Dilema Perdido, Galerie Jule Kewenig

2016 Etwas von Haus und Jedem verspielt – macht noch lang nicht blind, with Stefan Ettlinger and Heinz Hausmann at Martin Leyer-Pritzkow

2015 radikal modern , Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

2012 Aus Passion / Sammlung Hanck, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

2009 Malerei ist immer abstrakt, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg

2010 shades of green, Lia Rumma, Neapel

2009 es ist kalt draußen – Ich weiss, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Wien

2008 what kind of painting, Sprueth Magers Prohects, Munich

2007 von Abts bis Zmijewski,Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2004 Central station, La collection Falckenberg, la maison rounge, foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

2000 new painting from germany, Deitch Projects, New York



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