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Axel Feuss – Megacity Action Painting

By | 2013 | Bangkok, Aufsätze | Essays | 短文, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册, Texts | No Comments

Once again Sebastian Heiner journeyed to the Far East to paint. From 2004 till 2008 he maintained a studio in Beijing as well as in Berlin. Soon artists, curators and gallery owners living in China’s capital started to take notice of him. At the end of his duration, works Sebastian made in China were shown in Beijing and in Germany in highly acclaimed solo exhibitions.

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Colmar Schulte-Goltz – Shanghai Symphony

By | 2011 | Studio Shanghai, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册 | No Comments

Sebastian Heiner ist ein Individualist, wie er im zeitgenössischen Kunstbetrieb selten zu werden scheint. Mit großem Ernst hat Heiner sich einer authentischen Vollblutmalerei verschrieben. Obwohl der Künstler phasenweise mal gestisch abstrakt, dann wieder gegenständlich arbeitet, ist seine Individualität immer offenbar, da seine Arbeiten besonders authentisch das Handwerk des Malens betonen.

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Yang Jinnan & Zeng Wenjin – Preface

By | 2007 | Hua Jing / 2005-2007 in Beijing, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册 | No Comments

In the summer of 2005, by chance, I was introduced to Sebastian Heiner by Ling Jian, a Chinese artist living in Germany. Heiner extended a warm invitation fo my wife and me to visit his studio in Suojiacun. When entering his studio, we were stunned by the sight of a large pile of used paint tubes, tissue paper, fly swatters, mops and comps, things that are onmipresent in a farm produce market. We had visited many studios before, but none was in such a mess. The foremost impression on me was “madness”.

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Patrick Dreher – Auf der Suche nach dem Fremden

By | 2007 | Hua Jing / 2005-2007 in Beijing, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册 | No Comments

“Meine Gedanken schweifen immer wieder weit fort und ich muss mich konzentrieren, damit sie mir nicht zu lange in Beijing verweilen.”, schreibt Sebastian Heiner in einem Weihnachtsgruss aus dem fernen Berlin. Es ist diese dynamische, abenteuerliche und so unbekannt bleibende Millionenstadt, die ihm nicht aus dem Kopf gehen will.

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Zhu Jinshi – The Trend of Abstract Painting

By | 2007 | Hua Jing / 2005-2007 in Beijing, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册 | No Comments

The exhibitons and seminars of abstract paintings held in recent years seem to herald the flourishing of abstract art in China, which, as many signs indicate is about to happen sooner or later. Though abstract art, the last symbol of western modernism, no longer enjoys the glory it had in the 1950s and 60s, it remains an indispensable element in today¡äs art as a classic example of modernist art. Its features of elite culture, whoch are due to its formal aesthetics, do not mean that it takes the isolation from the masses as its principle. On the contrary, the abstract art that is the prodict of a specific period invariably reflects its progress.

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Dr. Huang Du – The abstract Discolation…

By | 2004 | Record of a Journey to the East, Kataloge | Catalogues | 画册 | No Comments

German artist Sebastian Heiner arrived in Beijing in April 2004 and began to immerse himself in this foreign culture. As a painter, he naturally chooses to express his understanding of this culture through painting. There is certain looseness and freedom has its preconditons, since it has arisen from a specific locality. To be more exact, he’s set himself free in his work by re-discovering himself in another culture. He’s created a new series of works based on such instinct.

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