Jochen Hein. Somewhere There

 

26th Nov – 23rd Dec 2021

The exhibition "Somewhere There" by Jochen Hein ( *1960 ) leads through green parks and monumental glacial landscapes. From two different sides, the Hamburg-based artist embraces nature. He brings moments of loneliness, which actually only reveal themselves to the artist himself on his travels and walks, to the canvas to share what he has seen with others.




Installation View

Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on cotton
100 x 140 cm
( 39 1/3 x 55 in )

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Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on cotton
100 x 140 cm
( 39 1/3 x 55 in )

sold

Like the glaciers, the grasses and reeds strive upwards and set the tone of the exhibition. In a series of instantaneous moments, they reflect a superiority and infinity of nature.

Jochen Hein – Park
2019, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

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Jochen Hein – Park
2019, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on cotton
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on cotton
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Gras
2021, acrylic on cotton
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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Jochen Hein – Gras
2021, acrylic on cotton
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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Jochen Hein – Ufer
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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Jochen Hein – Ufer
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

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The works in the exhibition question the human position in relation to the world, which is a theme that the Romantics also explored. They address the separation of humans and nature and the associated desire for a connection.


Installation View

Jochen Hein – Park
2019, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Park
2019, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

EUR 6.300,- ( Net price EUR 5.575,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Park
2021, acrylic on wood
30 x 40 cm
( 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in )

EUR 6.300,- ( Net price EUR 5.575,- ) *

However, a closer look at the park scenes quickly reveals that they are just as unfathomable and encoded as the glaciers of the "Antarctica" series. Despite the familiar motifs, the works seem like an enigma. If one approaches the picture and looks at it from a short distance, the abundance of details turns into unmanageable abstraction—the recognizable tilts into the unknown.


Installation View

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on cotton
130 x 180 cm
( 51 1/4 x 70 3/4 in )

EUR 28.000,- ( Net price EUR 24.778,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on cotton
130 x 180 cm
( 51 1/4 x 70 3/4 in )

EUR 28.000,- ( Net price EUR 24.778,- ) *

Jochen Hein on his Antarctica trip

»As you approach the Antarctic Peninsula and the dimensions shift more and more from "oh, pretty big", to "huge", to "utterly incomprehensible", the significance of time fades.«

   

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
50 x 100 cm
( 19 2/3 x 39 1/3 in )

EUR 12.500,- ( Net price EUR 11.061,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
50 x 100 cm
( 19 2/3 x 39 1/3 in )

EUR 12.500,- ( Net price EUR 11.061,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
50 x 100 cm
( 19 2/3 x 39 1/3 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
50 x 100 cm
( 19 2/3 x 39 1/3 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
45 x 60 cm
( 17 3/4 x 23 2/3 in )

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Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
45 x 60 cm
( 17 3/4 x 23 2/3 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 60 cm
( 23 2/3 x 23 2/3 in )

EUR 10.800,- ( Net price EUR 9.557,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 60 cm
( 23 2/3 x 23 2/3 in )

EUR 10.800,- ( Net price EUR 9.557,- ) *

The exhibition "Somewhere There" provides a comprehensive look at the artistic work of Jochen Hein over the past year. For, as the artist himself says, after depicting the colossal ice glaciers, which he captured in a state of dwindling twilight making the contrasts even more pronounced and the colors greatly reduced, he needed something warm and green.


Installation View

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

EUR 12.500,- ( Net price EUR 11.061,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2021, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

EUR 12.500,- ( Net price EUR 11.061,- ) *

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2020, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

sold

Jochen Hein – Antarctica
2020, acrylic on wood
60 x 80 cm
( 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in )

sold

Jochen Hein was born in 1960 in Husum. He lives and works in Hamburg. Previous solo exhibitions include: Jochen Hein, Museum Bensheim, Bensheim, DE, 2019; Jochen Hein, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, DE, 2018; Menschen und Landschaft, Nordsee Museum Husum, Husum, DE, 2018; Jenseits der Zeit, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum / Föhr, DE, 2016. Earlier group exhibitions include: Pieces of Water, Kunstverein Göppingen, Göppingen, DE, 2016; Hamburg ins Gesicht geschaut, Hamburg Museum, DE, 2015; Die Natur des Menschen, Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg, DE, 2014. In 2020 the monograph "Reflexion" was published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. Jochen Hein can still be seen until 13th Feb 2022 in the exhibition "New Treasures of the MKdW. From Max Liebermann to Jochen Hein" at the Museum Kunst der Westküste in Alkersum on Föhr, DE.

 

 

You can find more information on Jochen Hein here.

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The exhibition "Somewhere There" by Jochen Hein ( *1960 ) leads through green parks and monumental glacial landscapes. From two different sides, the Hamburg-based artist embraces nature. He brings moments of loneliness, which actually only reveal themselves to the artist himself on his travels and walks, to the canvas to share what he has seen with others.

The works, which at first glance appear very different in their motifs and choice of color, nevertheless have similarities. Like the glaciers, the grasses and reeds strive upwards and set the tone of the exhibition. In a series of instantaneous moments, they reflect a superiority and infinity of nature. Distant views of the Antarctic landscape, inspired by a journey by ship to the Antarctic Peninsula, are juxtaposed with green grass and park landscapes, some of which make one feel as if one is almost lying down in the tall grass themselves. While Antarctica is a remote place for us, parks are found in our immediate vicinity. However, a closer look at the park scenes quickly reveals that they are just as unfathomable and encoded as the glaciers of the "Antarctica" series. Despite the familiar motifs, the works seem like an enigma. If one approaches the picture and looks at it from a short distance, the abundance of details turns into unmanageable abstraction—the recognizable tilts into the unknown.

The works in the exhibition question the human position in relation to the world, which is a theme that the Romantics also explored. They address the separation of humans and nature and the associated desire for a connection. It quickly becomes clear here that these works are not only about longings but also about expectations. Expectations of the environment, of life, and also of oneself. These landscapes of loneliness, which are emphasized by the absence of other figures, reflect the mind of the viewer. Thus, both in the "Antarctica" works, with their steep glaciers and striking edges, and in the green park works, with their sharp grasses and shadowy treetops, depths into the inner world can open up. Jochen Hein thereby extends an invitation to self-reflection. The works in this exhibition mirror a cycle of astonishment, of fright, but also of insight.

The exhibition "Somewhere There" provides a comprehensive look at the artistic work of Jochen Hein over the past year. For, as the artist himself says, after depicting the colossal ice glaciers, which he captured in a state of dwindling twilight making the contrasts even more pronounced and the colors greatly reduced, he needed something warm and green. But even when the incoming sun of the park pictures makes the yellows and greens of living nature shine, it remains the same unfathomable, ambivalent nature in all its facets—be it soft or rough, warm or cold, turbulent or peaceful.

 


Jochen Hein in his studio
Photo: © Stephan Boehme

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