THE BREEDER
Uwe Henneken, Wood (Nihil), 2011, oil on canvas, 41x85 cm
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Zoë Paul
Galeria Boavista | PT (+)
Socratis Socratous
The Intimate Enemy | IT (+)
Alexandros Vasmoulakis
Antikenmuseum | CH (+)
Socratis Socratous
Permanent Collection | AUS (+)
Andreas Lolis
6th Thessaloniki Biennial | GR (+)

The characteristic twilight in Uwe Henneken’s paintings, the exaggerated, garish colours next to darker, moody tones and a certain ironic disposition that brings together a melancholic feeling and the grotesque, enhance his oeuvre with an unexpected audacity. There is no attempt to develop any particular painterly style, but with several references to romanticism, symbolism and allusions to primitive forms, he inserts demonic figures, harlequins and clowns in landscapes that represent a ruined Arcadia. The allegorical connotations, often emotionally charged, are informed by the recent history of Europe