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)
Works made by him are inter alia in ther public collections of "Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München, Kunsthalle Kiel, the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasburg, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Falckenberg Collection,Hamburg and the Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren.
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 space of 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. If there decontectualized words composed by letters, they appear as neologisms and bring their meaningfulness expressed in that manner, that they are not decipherable. The landscapeslook like archectural constructs and thus create an alienated almost acting cool atmosphere.
Hendrik Krawen paints pictures on differnt materials. Often images of a plurability of singel works are combined to form a new image.
With his art works Hendrik Krawen has to be included to one of the leading protagonists of new romantic paintings.
Hendrik Krawen's s work "Stadt der Bilder" (City of Paintings) will be part of the exhibition > Radikal Modern - Planen und Bauen in Berlin der 60er Jahre" vom 29.5.-26.10.2015 < in der Berlinischen Galerie, Museum für moderne Kunst Berlin zu sehen sein
In Italy Hendrik Krawen is represented by the Gallery: Lia Rumma, Naples and Milano.