Stephan Heggelke

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Stephan Heggelke, without title

Stephan Heggelke

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"Funk is about what you don´t play", says Stephan Heggelke, taking a cue from the American saxophonist Marceo Parker to describe his artistic work – paintings that unfold their unique charm in the non-visible, while depicting highly decorative portraits of enchantingly beautiful women, Japanese geishas. Heggelke´s paintings evoke an enthusiastic attraction for Japan, which has so frequently influenced modern European art and still impacts contemporary art. The geishas adorned in colourful kimonos remain at once both promise and enticement. Their beauty and grace create a perfect illusion, which we can only complete within our fantasy, since they turn away from us into a world, which we have to explore for ourselves. In that way, they heighten our sense of the hidden, the mysterious, silence and stillness, a place, that dispels all murmurs of doubt in the certainty, that no certainty exists, not even for an instance. The form is visible, but the sublime and whatever stirs and moves us in these paintings, is something that we – as Kant might have said – have to discover for ourselves. In a word, unfettered freedom. 

Stephan Heggelke has been represented exclusively by Galerie Commeter in Hamburg since 1996.

Stephan Heggelke is born in Hamburg, Germany in 1963. He lives and works in Hamburg and Hitzacker an der Elbe. 
1986-1991 studies at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Hamburg
 

EXHIBITIONS

2015solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

2013solo exhibition, Galerie auf See MS Europa 2

2013solo exhibition, Galerie auf See MS Europa

2012solo exhibition, Galerie auf See MS Europa

2012solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

2011solo exhibition, Galerie auf See MS Europa

2009solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

2007exhibition - Asien Transit- Museum und Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg (mit Patrick Gabler und Frank Suhr)

2007solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

2002solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

1999solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

1996solo exhibition, Galerie Commeter

1993solo exhibition, Kammerspiele Hamburg

1992solo exhibition, Kunstverein Buxtehude

1991solo exhibition, Kunsttreppe Hamburg

1991Xaver-Fuhr-Preis für Malerei

Enchantment of Silence

stephan-heggelke-m183

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 190 x 140 cm, 74 3/4 x 55 in, StHe/M 183

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stephan-heggelke-m182

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 190 x 140 cm, 74 3/4 x 55 in, StHe/M 182

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Bildschirmfoto 2017-03-04 um 15.34.19

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 190 x 140 cm, 74 3/4 x 55 in, StHe/M 181

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stephan-heggelke-m189

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 200 x 140 cm, 78 3/4 x 55 in, StHe/M 189

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stephan-heggelke-m188

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 200 x 140 cm, 78 3/4 x 55 in, StHe/M 188

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stephan-heggelke-m187

acrylic on canvas, 2017, 190 x 150 cm, 74 3/4 x 59 in, StHe/M 187

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stephan-heggelke-m180

acrylic on canvas, 2016, 50 x 50 cm, 19 2/3 x 19 2/3 in, StHe/M 180

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stephan-heggelke-m177

acrylic on canvas, 2016, 170 x 148 cm, 67 x 58 2/4 in, StHe/M 177

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stephan-heggelke-m178

acrylic on canvas, 2016, 190 x 150 cm, 74 3/4 x 59 in, StHe/M 178

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stephan-heggelke-m179

acrylic on canvas, 2016, 120 x 100 cm, 47 1/4 x 39 1/3 in, StHe/M 179

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stephan-heggelke-m172

acrylic on canvas, 2016, 160 x 140 cm, 63 x 55 in, StHe/M 172

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