In the spring of 2004, German artist Sebastian Heiner sat in his home in Berlin’s Mitte district. Laid out on a table in front of him were the books about China given to him by friends – “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress”, “Home of the Dragon”, and so on.
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.