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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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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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Foundation Talk 1 by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenFoundation Talk 1Mixed media
23 x 18 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert Enquire about this work
Light Breaker by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenLight Breaker, 2019Wood, mouth-blown glass, brass
Galerie Christian Lethert Enquire about this work
Shifting Stacks by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenShifting Stacks, 2018Watercolour on paper
88 x 65.5 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert Enquire about this work
Patience by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenPatience, 2018Watercolour on paper
110 x 96.5 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert Enquire about this work
Tom Boy, Great Joy Series by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenTom Boy, Great Joy Series, 2012Copper and acrylic paint
155 x 30 x 30 cm
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Bartha Contemporary
Ful Stop by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenFul Stop, 2016Watercolour and crayon on paper
22.3 x 29 cm
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The Numbers by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenThe Numbers, 2016Watercolour on paper
42 x 29 cm
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You In All Directions by Henrik Eiben contemporary artwork
Henrik EibenYou In All Directions, 2016Watercolour on paper
47 x 36 cm
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Henrik Eiben Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, GROUPSHOW at Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
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31 January–28 March 2020 Group Exhibition GROUPSHOW Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
Contemporary art exhibition, Henrik Eiben, Bood'Up at Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
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15 November 2019–11 January 2020 Henrik Eiben Bood'Up Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Should I Stay or Should I Go? at Bartha Contemporary, London
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28 February–13 April 2019 Group Exhibition Should I Stay or Should I Go? Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London

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