MANFRED HEINZE
 


All the Rest ...

Empty  2011–2013 (selection)
Most of us live in a world of
abundance and can hardly imagine,
what it feels like when something is not there - when something is empty.
But many people lack the most necessary things.
Sometimes it is just annoying, but sometimes it is life threatening.

(installation with 68 empty objekts)



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var. empty things

 

empty artist color

 

empty toilet paper

 

empty website

 

empty rice

 

empty suitcase

 

empty first aid kit

 

empty baby bottle

 

empty caviar

 

Mono  1985–today (selection)
Manfred Heinze creates monochrome picture surfaces on different bases, which allow other colours to appear through the incoming light.



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Absorber (2006) - 02.475 - laminate plastic foil, kapa - 21 x 29,5 cm

 

3 orange (2005) - 02.288 - acrylic, lumber - 5 x 15 cm

 

Mono 4 August «schwarz» (1992 / 2008) - 01.121 - oil, canvas - 50 x 60 cm

 

Hommage a Kandinsky (1987) - 00.903 - oil, canvas - 77 x 81 cm

 

Mono Vier 3 (1985) - 00.721 - lacquer, lumber - 95 x 95 cm


Dispatch  1979–today (selection)
The word "dispatch" borrowed from diplomatic language can nowadays be translated as "news". In this sense, the paintings transport information that has been taken from and visualized in various media. It is not always possible to recognize the underlying event from the title.     


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Terrorist 1 (2011) - 04.114 - acrylic, ink, handmade paper - 21 x 21 cm

 

Wie von einem anderen Stern (2010) - 03.664 - acrylic, canvas - 30 x 40 cm

 

Ertrunken, weil er arbeiten wollte (2003) - 01.673 - window color, acrylic, cardboard, watercolor paper - 25 x 25 cm

 

Flachdach 1 (1989) - 01.091 - ink, graphite, drawing foil - 15,2 x 9,7 cm

 

Der Höhrer (1979) - 00.006 - ink, paper - 27,5 x 21 cm

Backbone  1980–today (selection)
This group of works is based on a dream in which people could only be seen from behind. There was never a face to be seen.


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Backbone VIII. (1980) - 02.407 - b/w photo - 9 x 13 cm

 

Backbone II. (1980) - 02.401 - b/w photo - 13 x 9 cm

 

Backbone I. (1980) - 02.400 - b/w photo - 13 x 9 cm

 

Ku-Damm II. (1984) - 02.396 - b/w photo - 13 x 9 cm

 

Ku-Damm I. (1984) - 02.395 - b/w photo - 13 x 9 cm

Appropriation  2009–today (selection)
At Manfred Heinze, the appropriation of foreign works consists in the selection and the search for details in profane and qualitatively inferior paintings, which are usually hung for decoration purposes in apartments of older generations. Thus, small details of these works can have a certain quality that needs to be discovered.


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untitled [tree] (2018 - 07.627 - ready made peinting, canvas - 18 x 13,5 cm

 

untitelded [flowers] (2018) - 07.626 - ready made painting, canvas - 20 x 14 cm


untiteled [trees] (2018) - 07.625 - ready made painting, canvas - 18,5 x 15,5 cm

 

untiteled [Hirsch] (2009) - 03.515 - ready made painting, canvas - 18 x 18 cm

 

untiteled [Wolken] (2009) - 03.514 - ready made painting, canvas - 33 x 27 cm

Numbers  2011–today (selection)
The painted numbers are directly related to events or results of world events. They are so irrefutable truths and objective quantifications.


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42.3 (2011) - 04.261 - acrylic, lacquer, fabric, canvas - 30 x 40 cm

 

21 (2011) - 04.259 - acrylic, fabric, canvas - 30 x 40 cm

 

0,0000000071512 (2011) - 04.199 - acrylic, lacquer, fabric, canvas - 30 x 40 cm

 

9.0 (2011) - 04.197 - acrylic, fabric, canvas - 30 x 40 cm

 

Vision Depesche 104 (2011) - 04.104 - acrylic, graphite, paper - 30 x 40 cm

Kurtz  2013–today (selection)
"Kurtz" is the name of a teddy bear, who is the main character in numerous four-line poems by Manfred Heinze.
This photo series accompanies poems like this:

Der Teddybär, der Teddybär
Der geht in die Kantine
Er trifft sich dort mit Gummibär
Der ist aus Gelantine


The Teddy Bear, the Teddy Bear
He goes to the canteen
He meets there with Gummi Bear
This is made of gelatin



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Teddybär A (2013) - 05.749 - photograph - 21 x 21 cm

 

Teddybär B (2013) - 05.750 - photograph - 21 x 21 cm

 

Teddybär C (2013) - 05.751 - photograph - 21 x 21 cm

 

Teddybär E (2013) - 05.753 - photograph - 21 x 21 cm

 

Teddybär F (2013) - 05.754 - photograph - 21 x 21 cm

Repetitio  2013–today (selection)
The aesthetics of repetition is the focus of this group of works. Similar to the works of Peter Roehr (1944 - 1968), Manfred Heinze collages a wide variety of found materials.   


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Kontrolle Schicht B (2013) - 06.242 - ball pen, paper, cardboard - 21 x 21 cm

 

@ (2013) - 06.233 - computer graphic, cardboard - 21 x 21 cm

 

Zack Zack (2013) - 06.232 - computer graphic, cardboard - 9 x 17,8 cm

 

Repetitio (2013) - 06.231 - computer graphic, cardboard - 21 x 21 cm

 

+ (2013) - 06.229 - transfer print, ink, handmade paper - 10,5 x 14,8 cm


Schroeder House  2013–today (selection)
These photos are an independent part of the performance staged as "The Schroeder House Reset" (2013). The wall works in the 1877 built Schroeder House were done monochrome and have been overhauled from time to time.  


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The Schroeder House Reset [6]

 

The Schroeder House Reset [4]

 

The Schroeder House Reset [2, The Klausing Wall]

 

The Schroeder House Reset [2]

 

The Schroeder House Reset [1] (2013/2014) - 06.263 - photographs - var. dimentions


Ossy Family  2013–today (selection)
Manfred Heinze's first and so far only street art project.


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Ossy A (2013) - 06.099 - doll eyes, photograph - 18 x 24 cm

 

Ossy D (2013) - 06.102 - doll eyes, photograph - 18 x 24 cm

 

Ossy J (2013) - 06.135 - doll eyes, photograph - 18 x 24 cm

 

Ossy K (2013) - 06.136 - doll eyes, photograph - 18 x 24 cm

 

Ossy M (2013) - 06.237 - doll eyes, photograph - 18 x 24 cm