Jochen Hein ( born 1960 in Husum, DE ) lives and works in Hamburg.
The choice of subjects for his works seems familiar to the viewer: oceans, lakes, parks, skies, mountains, and icescapes. In depicting these subjects, Jochen Hein plays with the illusion created by the contrast between proximity and distance in his works: While they appear detailed and realistic when viewed from afar, they dissolve into abstract structures when viewed up close. The motifs evoke subjective memories in the viewer, creating a tension between what is depicted and what is perceived.
Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum Bensheim 2019 and the Kunstverein Münsterland 2018 as well as the exhibition "Über die Tiefe" at the Museum Kunst der Westküste in Föhr 2016 and the Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen 2017 for which a publication of the same name has been published by Boyens Verlag. In February 2020, Hatje Cantz Verlag published a new monograph: "Jochen Hein – Reflexion".