Michaela Nolte – Dragons, dreams and different colors

Two paintings from Sebastian Heiner – Sebastian Heiner’s painting is vivid and of an ecstatic color composition and intuitive energy. If one were to search for analogies in music one would find the large formats to bring to mind Richard Strauss’s opulent orchestrations. The fiery flow intones the free harmony of Igor Strawinsky’s early expressionism. The Peking opera with its difficult sound spectrum seems like an antilogy to the expressive all-over and sweeping gesture.

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Axel Feuss – Megacity Action Painting

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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Thomas Willems – A wanderer between the worlds

According to Hermann Hesse “some books cannot be read. Parts of the Bible are among these unreadable books, as well as the Tao-te-king. One sentence fromthese books is enough to keep anyone occupied for quite some time, pondering its contents.

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Colmar Schulte-Goltz – Shanghai Symphony

Sebastian Heiner is an individualist, which is a rare occurrence in the contemporary art market. With great severity, Heiner commits to an authentic thoroughbred painting. Though the artist works in phases, once in abstract gestures, another time depictive, his individuality remains apparent.

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Colmar Schulte-Goltz – Shanghai Symphony

Sebastian Heiner is an individualist, which is a rare occurrence in the contemporary art market. With great severity, Heiner commits to an authentic thoroughbred painting. Though the artist works in phases, once in abstract gestures, another time depictive, his individuality remains apparent.

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Andreas Seifert – The Feeling Eye

Here is truly no idyll; the Oriental and the World Financial Tower, the old and the new landmarks of Shanghai, show themselves dim and dismal in the haze. The eye loses itself in the confusion of buildings and highways. The horizon is not visible.

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Andreas Seifert – The Feeling Eye

Here is truly no idyll; the Oriental and the World Financial Tower, the old and the new landmarks of Shanghai, show themselves dim and dismal in the haze. The eye loses itself in the confusion of buildings and highways. The horizon is not visible.

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Patrick Dreher – Lingering in the alien land

“My thought always brings me further and further… I must drive it back, or I will be detainded in Beijing for too long time”, Sebastian Heiner writes in a Christmas card far from Berlin. Its Beijing, the vigorous, adventurous and strange metropolis with a population of more than ten millions that keeps lingering in his mind.

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异乡的追寻

“我的思想总是越飘越远, 我得集中精神,别让他把我勒绊在北京太久。” 塞巴斯蒂安,海纳在一份发自遥远柏林的圣诞祝福中写道。正是这个拥有上千万人口的大都市北京,它生气勃勃,消魂迷魄而又陌生,久久回荡在他心头。在这个城市里, 现代化的发展方兴未艾,势不可挡,拥有多条车道的马路上处处车辆拥挤,两边耸立着冲天而起的高楼大厦,宾馆酒店和购物中心。

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