Henrik Eiben

Exhibitions

Portrait

Henrik Eiben’s work is characterized by geometry and the comparison of various material. He seems to be a smart successor of minimalism with his clear and sober form language. But at the second look it becomes obvious that Eiben is not following definite rules that are well known for minimalistic art. The artist questions the form of minimal art by using simple and gentle effects of light to add versatile calmness. His art appears to be full of willfull contradictions. Despite clarity and severity in his works, Henrik Eiben provokes a permanent interaction between his pieces and the observer.

Through his always moving and exploring attitude he seeks to break distinct terms of sculpture and painting and seeks to create something new. By describing his sculptures with qualities of a painting and vice versa he points out a implicit stance in his work. By using a wide range of material and simple shapes and forms Henrik Eiben questions whether it is possible to switch between the two genres of sculpture and painting to find the perfect balance. This simplicity is further enlighted through the conjunction with colors. The difference in color and material comes to the full effect in

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Biography

Born 1975 in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

Education

2002-04
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (with Silvia Bächli), Karlsruhe, Germany
2001
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA
97-2002
Academy of Visual Arts and Design, Enschede, The Netherlands

Selected Solo Shows

2019
„Spellbound“, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2018
„Henrik Eiben“, galerie lange + pult, Auvernier, Switzerland
2017
„A mon seul desir“, Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
„New Watercolors“, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
„Cornucopia“, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2016
„in movement“, galerie lange + pult, Zurich, Switzerland
"Henrik Eiben", Pablo’s Birthday, New York, USA
„running on sunshine“, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
„Lush Life“, Galerie Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2015
„Condo“, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
„Double Trouble“, Neuer Giessener Kunstverein, Giessen, Germany
„la grande ombra“, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
„Bliss Bucket“, Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt, Germany