Drawing, Painting, Objekt Art
About Henrik Eiben
The work of Henrik Eiben revolves around the in-between. He creates immensity with extremely little means. In their minimalism, his works generate maximum expressiveness. The pictorial background becomes an independent element of his watercolors, the surrounding space becomes a part of the object. Including the invisible as part of the work can be interpreted as an allegory for our world view: striving for things that are present, though not yet understood to us as knowledge.
How does human thought work? The fundamental questions posed by Henrik Eiben are given multifaceted visual answers in his art. Using a wide variety of material, such as wood, glass, metal, or leather, his work fascinates viewers with its finely tuned color palette and interplay between light and shadow.
Henrik Eiben (*1979 in Tokyo, Japan) studied at the Academy of Visual Arts and Design in Enschede, Netherlands from 1997 to 2002. After studying abroad at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA, he finished his studies from 2002 to 2004 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany, learning under Silva Bächli. Since then, he has exhibiting his work internationally and is represented by galleries in New York, Lago Sul (Brazil), London, Salzburg, Hamburg, Cologne, and Zurich.