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b. 1975, Japan

Henrik Eiben Biography

Henrik Eiben's multifaceted works are full of deceptions and wilful contradictions. Influenced by American minimalism the artist's paintings, works on paper as well as installations evolve from a reduced vocabulary of predominantly geometric shapes. However their composition is not derived from mathematical systems but instead develops intuitively. Eiben predominantly works with unorthodox materials mixing fabrics ranging from cheap fake leather to cashmere felts or knitted wool with construction materials as well as applying a variety of painting techniques. His love for fabrics as a medium first began during his studies in the USA. It was then that Eiben decided to work with such a wide variety of materials, each chosen for its ability to serve as a means to accomplish a preconceived idea, rather than for its inherent attributes. Many of Eiben's pieces at first appear as clearly defined abstract art-works, however on closer inspection their often skilfully hidden sub-context reveals a broader and more nuanced approach to abstraction. The clever interaction between distinctly different mediums as well as highly contrasting colour schemes allow Eiben an artistic freedom, which result in exceptionally engaging works of art.

Henrik Eiben Featured Artworks

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In the wee small hours in the morning by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Henrik EibenIn the wee small hours in the morning, 2020Watercolour, pencil, crayon on paper
149 x 118 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Bemsha swing by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Henrik EibenBemsha swing, 2020Watercolour, coloured pencil, crayon on paper
37.8 x 29 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Keith by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Henrik EibenKeith, 2020Watercolour, colour pencil on paper
29.2 x 22.1 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Central AC by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Henrik EibenCentral AC, 2020Watercolour on paper
30 x 23 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
Three miles high by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Henrik EibenThree miles high, 2020Watercolour on paper
24.5 x 33.5 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
Jawlensky’s Smile #8 by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork sculpture
Henrik EibenJawlensky’s Smile #8, 2020Nail polish, leather, brass, copper
21 x 12 x 4.5 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
Jawlensky’s Smile #7 (Girls Talk) by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork sculpture
Henrik EibenJawlensky’s Smile #7 (Girls Talk), 2020Nail polish, leather, brass, copper
21.5 x 13.5 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
The Numbers by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork works on paper
Henrik EibenThe Numbers, 2016Watercolour on paper
42 x 29 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery

Henrik Eiben Recent Exhibitions

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