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When time sleeps 28, 2016 Acrylic On Unprimed Canvas 150x120 Cm
Alles Wird Gut

336 Old Street
EC1V 9DR London
GB
September 9th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016
Opening: September 9th, 2016 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.charliesmithlondon.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
direct@charliesmithlondon.com
PHONE:  
020 7739 4055
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-6 or by appointment
TAGS:  
painting
COST:  
Free: GBP 0

DESCRIPTION

German enfant terrible Florian Heinke presents realist black paintings in first London solo exhibition 'ALLES WIRD GUT' at Shoreditch art gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Florian Heinke with his first solo exhibition in London.

Heinke is known for his paintings that alternate between political polemics and transcendental beauty. Combining text and image only in black acrylic on unprimed canvas, Heinke's methods are unique and highly impactful. Schooled initially on the streets of Frankfurt, Heinke discovered studio painting after being arrested for graffiti writing:

"Once I got arrested and they put me into a programme in a workshop. They offered me an alternative punishment: to work in their painting studio. I did my first canvas there with brushes and colour. Graffiti was just the valve to show my rage, incomprehension and sadness."

Heinke went on to study at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz before untertaking his Masters at the renowned Städelschule. Since then he has gone on to become one of Germany's most vibrant young painters, exhibiting globally and being placed in prominent private collections, including that of Michael & Susan Hort in New York.

Despite retiring his spray cans at an early stage, elements of street semiotics continue to endure. The use of text in both German and English; an absorption of advertising techniques; and a clash of imagery derived from various sources coalesce to reference high, low and mass culture.

'ALLES WIRD GUT' – translated as 'Everything will be fine' – will present a typically Heinkian worldview. Smattered with irony, poetry, longing, derision, optimism and fury, the exhibition will embody Heinke's ongoing notion of 'Paradise Overdosed', traversing contemporary and modern politics; celebrity; glamour; greed; beauty and decay.

The event will take place at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Open from 11am-6pm Wednesday to Saturday. Please contact the gallery for further information on 020 7739 4055. Follow the gallery @CHARLIESMITHldn.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.

Artist / Speaker: Florian Heinke.

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