Uwe Henneken Often inspired by their Romantic or Symbolist predecessors and a huge variety of other sources, Uwe Henneken’s allegorical paintings are populated with strange creatures produced in vibrant color. The imaginary worlds that these creatures inhabit have recently begun to take more of a central role, creating inner landscapes that offer access to the subconscious, produced with a rich, visionary expressiveness. In Salve Regina, Henneken continues to embrace these more contemplative and spiritual aspects of his work, granting the viewer insights into a personal dimension. “[Salve Regina is] a very personal painting that I made after a profound experience of grace. The experience was so impressive that three different versions have emerged from it. Cloud beings flow towards a warm shelteredness - blessing pours out of an unquenchable source.” - Uwe Henneken
Uwe Henneken is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions include Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Kunsthalle Gießen, Gießen; CCA Andratx, Mallorca; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; Appartment (with Lothar Hempel), Paris; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York City; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig. Selected Museum exhibitions include New Paintings from Germany, Goethe Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Vietmam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam; Black Bandits, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; Paperworlds. Kinder- und Jugendzeichnungen zeitgenössischer Künstler, Buchheim Museum, Bernried; Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; The Berlin Box, CCA-Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO. The artist studied at Studium an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe bei Helmut Dorner and at the HBK Berlin bei Dieter Hacker.