In Stefanie Heinze's playful figurations, abstracted and ambiguous forms become recognizable as unexpected subjects. From disembodied body parts, to everyday objects, to animal-like figures, her subjects melt into colorful, fantastical backgrounds to create vivid visual worlds which reveal an interplay between high and low culture.Read More
Heinze's brightly colored, imaginative compositions are cleverly subversive in their details and symbolism, and convey rebellious but humorous social critiques, complemented with equally witty, lyrical titles. Although considered adjacent to abstract expressionism and the Leipzig school of painting, Heinze is categorically unique, as she explores new forms and possibilities of representation. The origins of her inventive paintings can be found in her intimate, delicate drawings, which capture just as much liveliness on their small scale as on the gigantic canvasses.
In the short time since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Heinze has exhibited widely. She has had solo exhibitions at Petzel, New York (2020); Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2019); LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2019); Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (2019); Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2018); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2017) among others. She has participated in numerous group shows including at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2020); Saatchi Gallery, London (2018); Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2017); Good Press, Glasgow (2016); basis, Frankfurt (2015). Heinze's works are in the collections of the ICA Miami, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden and the Marguerite Hoffman Collection, Dallas.
Ocula Advisory select six exhibition highlights on view during London Gallery Weekend.Read More Advisory Pick Seth Price and Stefanie Heinze at Capitain Petzel 30 January 2021
Two works by Seth Price and Stefanie Heinze recently stole the show at Capitain Petzel.Read More Curated Selection Filipe da Costa Leite 27 January 2021
Filipe da Costa Leite curates a selection of artworks from Ocula's gallery platform, providing an insight into his collecting habits.Read More