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b. 1964, Germany

Anton Henning Biography

The oeuvre of Anton Henning is characterised by an unremitting engagement with a heterogeneity of art historic styles, genres and media. Ranging from painting, sculpture, video and installation, his works are laden with visual allusions and art historical quotes, that reveal the artist’s playful use of irony and his sense for irritating the educated beholder. With ease he appropriates the vocabulary of modernism, arbitrarily mixing geometrical and gestural abstractions with figurative motives. And yet, his convergence of style and subject matter is not confined to the two-dimensional pictorial space. Recurrently, he transposes his sujets into three-dimensional space, introducing yet another level of references. These installations, often referred to as “Salons” – often accompanied by self-designed furniture by the artist, not only allude to traditions of institutional critique during the 70ies, but also figure as reinterpretations of the Salon – the epitome of the bourgeois’ cultural sphere of the late 19th century.

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Anton Henning has gained an international reputation through numerous solo exhibitions in European, Asian and American institutions and galleries. Only recently, two Berlin institutions – the Georg-Kolbe Museum and the Haus am Waldsee – dedicated parallel solo exhibitions to the artist (2009). Further exhibition locations include the Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (2009), Kunsthalle Mannheim (2009), Arp Museum, Remagen (2008), S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2007), MARTa Herford (2005), Haus Esters, Krefeld (2005), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main (2005), Museum of Art Lucerne (2003), and the De Pont – museum of contemporary art, Tilburg (2002). Recent group exhibitions include „Neue Heimat,“ Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2007), „Neue Malerei. Erwerbungen 2002–2005,” Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden (2006), and “Size Matters: XXL – Recent Large-Scale Paintings,” Center for Contemporary Art, New York (2008).

Anton Henning Featured Artworks

Globale Malerei No.12 by Anton Henning contemporary artwork
Anton HenningGlobale Malerei No.12, 2007Oil on bronze (stained wood)
50 x 50 x 50 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Haus No. 3 by Anton Henning contemporary artwork
Anton HenningHaus No. 3, 2006Painted bronze sculpture on pedestal
81 x 31 x 51 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Interieur No. 181 by Anton Henning contemporary artwork
Anton HenningInterieur No. 181, 2003Oil on canvas
205 x 202 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Interieur No. 363 by Anton Henning contemporary artwork
Anton HenningInterieur No. 363, 2006Oil on canvas
189 x 172 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Portrait No. 231 by Anton Henning contemporary artwork
Anton HenningPortrait No. 231, 2007oil on canvas
162.7 x 127.2 cm
Taro Nasu Contact Gallery

Anton Henning Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhbition, The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
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16 November 2018–2 February 2019 Group Exhbition The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces Beck & Eggeling International Fine ArtDüsseldorf
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gelb Macht Glücklich (Yellow makes you happy) at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
Closed
14 April–30 June 2018 Group Exhibition Gelb Macht Glücklich (Yellow makes you happy) Beck & Eggeling International Fine ArtDüsseldorf

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