Jochen Hein

Jochen Hein, “Schwere See”

Jochen Hein


Jochen Hein

Nothing less than the sublimity of nature is the theme addressed by Jochen Hein, who was born in Husum in 1960. “Man’s wish to converse with something nobler than himself initiates my paintings and is the driving force of my work,” says Hein, describing his paintings of local landscapes. These studies of nature are not anachronistic but timeless. Their precision and brilliance bring to mind the German romantics, their atmospheric density evokes the essence of a moment. Some of his paintings are scarcely larger than an exercise book, others cover a whole wall in the museum. Whatever their size, Hein’s paintings reveal the power, vastness and mysteriousness of nature, which men can touch and shape, but which copes perfectly without them. Jochen Hein’s paintings reveal a depth and variety in detail and structure in a quality superior to any technical reproduction. Hein’s motifs are collective archetypes – like trees, grass or the sea - which he paints, using an elaborate technique, applying delicate layers of paint to solid, well-nigh sculptured canvases. “The tension between the spatial effect of the paintings from a distance and their plain material texture from up close reflects the tension between expectation and reality.” 
Hein’s paintings are sparkling art works with a huge picturesque appeal as well as windows onto an apparently familiar yet barely fathomable nature. 

- Dr. Christoph Heinrich

„You can gaze out there for hours – but the sea never looks back!“
Jochen Hein

Jochen Hein is born in Husum, Germany in 1960. He lives and works in Hamburg. 
1987 diploma at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft, Hamburg


2018Einzelausstellung, Kunstverein Münsterland

2018Einzelausstellung, Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

2018Gruppenausstellung „Im Bann der Nordsee”, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen

2017“Nichts wie es scheint“, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart

2017Cologne Fine Art, Galerie Commeter

2017“Über die Tiefe”, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen

2016“Jenseits der Zeit – Jochen Hein und die Sammlung MKdW”, Föhr

2016“Über die Tiefe”, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr

2016Kunstmessen: Volta New York, Positions Berlin, art karlsruhe, Galerie Thomas Fuchs

2016Cologne Fine Art, Galerie Commeter

2015Gruppenausstellung “Open Spaces – Landschaften”, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen

2015Kunstmessen: Untited Miami, Positions Berlin, art karlsruhe, Galerie Thomas Fuchs

2015Cologne Fine Art, Galerie Commeter und Galerie Werkhallen, Köln

2015“blau”, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart

2014Kunstmessen: Cologne Fine Art, Galerie Commeter und Galerie Werkhallen

2014“Die Zeit anhalten”, Galerie Commeter, Hamburg

2014“Jochen Hein – Malerei”, Werkhallen, Oberwinter/Remagen

2014“Die Natur des Menschen”, Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg

2013“Landschaft · Portrait”, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Österreich

2013“Die Natur des Menschen”, Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz

2012“Schaubeck Sessions”, Felix Jud, Kunsthandel, Hamburg

2012“Wasser”, White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg

2010“Park im Zwielicht”, Felix Jud, Kunsthandel, Hamburg

2009“Von Schöpfung und Vergänglichkeit”, Kulturkirche St. Johannis, Hamburg

2008“Weltempfänger – 10 Jahre Galerie der Gegenwart”, Hamburger Kunsthalle

2007“Junge Freunde”, mit Sotheby’s Auktion, Hamburger Kunsthalle

2003“Die zweite Natur”, mit Sotheby's Auktion, Hamburger Kunsthalle


“foliage” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 30,2 x 55 in, JH/M 204



“foliage” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 23.66 x 31.5 in, JH/M 205



“hair” 2017, acrylic on wood, 23,6 x 19,7 in, JH/M 210

jochen-hein-meeresoberflaeche-2017-60-x-80-cm 206

“sea surface” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 23.66 x 31.5 in, JH/M 206



“sea surface” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 23.66 x 31.5 in, JH/M 207


“heavy sea” 2016, acrylic on cotton, 30,2 x 55 in, JH/M 178

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“Sea surface” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 30,2 x 55 in, JH/M 202


“heavy sea” 2017, acrylic on cotton, 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in, JH/M 201

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“park” 2016, acrylic on cotton, 23 2/3 x 31 1/2 in, JH/M 190

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"heavy weather" 2016, acrylic on wood, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in, JH/M 197

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“heavy weather” 2016, acrylic on wood, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in, JH/M 198

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