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Jochen Hein

1960 Husum, Germany

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Jochen Hein ( born 1960 in Husum, DE ) lives and works in Hamburg.

The choice of motifs for his paintings seems very familiar to the beholder: the sea, lakes, parks, mountains and the sky. In depicting these subjects, however, Jochen Hein plays with the illusion resulting from the divergence between close and far: While they appear detailed and realistic when viewed from a distance, they dissolve into abstract structures when approached. The surfaces of his paintings appear as enigmatic as the surfaces of the world they depict. The sensations triggered by the motifs and places that seem familiar but are actually invented, evoke subjective memories. Jochen Hein's works thus invite the beholder on a metaphysical walk. It is above all the discoveries about his own perception that he encounters on his way through Jochen Hein’s landscapes.

Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum Bensheim ( 2019 ) and the Kunstverein Münsterland ( 2018 ) as well as the exhibition "Über die Tiefe" at the Museum Kunst der Westküste in Föhr ( 2016 ) and the Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen ( 2017 ) for which a publication of the same name has been published by Boyens Verlag. In February 2020, Hatje Cantz Verlag published a new monograph: Jochen Hein – Reflexion.

2020
"Neue Schätze des MKdW. Von Max Liebermann bis Jochen Hein", Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum, DE (G)

2019
"Jochen Hein", Museum Bensheim, Bensheim, DE (S)
"Illusion", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)
"Nichtschwimmer", Kunstverein Schwimmhalle Schloss Plön, Plön, DE (S)

2018
"Jochen Hein", Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, DE (S)
"Jochen Hein. Die Zeit ist hin", Nordfriesland Museum. Nissenhaus Husum, Husum, DE (S)
"Menschen und Landschaft", Nordsee Museum Husum, Husum, DE (S)
"Planet Water", Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Bad Salzdetfurth, DE (G)
"Im Bann der Nordsee", Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen, DE (G)
"Räume der Anderen I", Städtische Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau, DE (G)

2017
"Malstrom", Felix Jud, Kunsthandel, Hamburg, DE (S)
"Nichts wie es scheint", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)
"Über die Tiefe", Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, DE (S)

2016
"Jenseits der Zeit", Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum / Föhr, DE (S)
"Über die Tiefe", Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum / Föhr, DE (S)
"Pieces of Water", Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, DE (G)

2015
"Hamburg ins Gesicht geschaut", Hamburg Museum, Hamburg, DE (G)
"Open Spaces - Landschaften", Städische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, DE (G)
"Blau", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)

2014
"Die Zeit anhalten", Galerie Commeter, Hamburg, DE (S)
"Jochen Hein – Malerei", Galerie Werkhallen, Oberwinter, DE (S)
"Die Natur des Menschen", Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg, DE (S)

2013
"Die Natur des Menschen", Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, DE (S)
"Die Natur des Menschen", Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, AT (S)

2012
"Wasser", White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg, DE (G)
"Schaubeck Sessions", Felix Jud, Kunsthandel, Hamburg, DE (S)

2011
"Abyss", Showroom Mühlendamm, Hamburg, DE (S)

2010
"Park im Zwielicht", Felix Jud, Kunsthandel, Hamburg, DE (S)

2009
"Von Schöpfung und Vergänglichkeit", Kulturkirche St. Johannis, Hamburg, DE (S)

2008
"Weltempfänger", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE (G)

2007
"Junge Freunde", with Sotheby´s Auction Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE (G)

2003
"Die zweite Natur", with Sotheby´s Auction Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE (S)

Works by Jochen Hein

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80 x 60 cm

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