Berlin, Shanghai, Bangkok, Beijing – In search of his own unique position, his own language, Sebastian Heiner’s artistic practice consists of frequent journeys and changing locations. Uprooting and unfamiliarity serve as artistic and psychological challenges. Heiner methodically seeks existential confrontation, which finally manifests itself in the artist’s work as a powerful yet playful dispute. The paintings represent an ongoing challenge, a continuous grappling with the “other” while in search of oneself. Francois Jullien’s philosophical approach “from the other to the self” serves as backdrop for Heiner’s work.