Hindsight 2016

Hindsight
The exhibition was running from 5th october to 29th october.

curated by Britannie Seaton

Galleri Heike Arndt DK is pleased to present ‘Hindsight,’ exhibiting a selection of current and existing works by artists Henry Stöcker (DE), Poul R. Weile (DK) and Michael Kain (DE). Our choice of title reflects the notion that when exploring a new creative direction, one may not know it until afterwards – as the English saying goes, with the benefit of hindsight.

This idea of retrospect is integral to our exhibition. All three artists having produced work in the context of numerous significant changes in Europe, and have explored a wealth of creative processes. Stöcker’s sculptures are realised through many preliminary sketches and continue to embody this playful approach to form, by inviting the viewer to engage and seek recognisable shapes. In Weile’s collages, a unification of the old and new occurs in the inclusion of found elements such as photographic imagery, and his use of childhood drawing tools such as the spirograph. The paintings of abstract expression by Kain suggest a primitive but thoughtful exploration of his oil paint medium, complementing his endearing and emotive use of colour. Presenting a journey through multiple directions in artistic expression, ‘Hindsight’ captures experience, reflection and nostalgia.

Participating Artists in Hindsight are:

ARTIST PROFILES – HINDSIGHT

Henry Stöcker (DE)
Henry Stöcker (DE), born in 1954 on the island of Rügen, Germany, is a predominantly sculptural artist whose works are significantly influenced by his extensive biological studies at the University of Rostock and fascination with the subject. The result is a body of work that demonstrates a perfectly balanced dialogue between science and art. Through playful use of form, Stöcker is continually testing the viewer to look for something recognisable, bringing to life biomorphic shapes that may otherwise only be seen under a microscope.

Michael Kain (DE)
Michael Kain (DE) is a Berlin-based abstract painter, with roots in the traditions of classical figurative art. He now creates works comprised of heavy layering of oil paint and demonstrates attentative experimentation with colour and tone. His pieces can be said to reminisce modernist values of pure painting, where there is an honesty in the relationship between the paint and the canvas and no ‘illusory’ storytelling through recognisable figures.

Poul Weile (DK) 
Poul R. Weile (DK), born in 1954 in Odense, Denmark, is a recognized sculptor and visual artist. Integral to Weile’s practice is his open-minded approach and the fact that he follows no style, which has indeed become his artistic signature. In his mixed-media collages, Weile creates a weird and wonderful environment for a found image, often an erotic female form. His work bridges the line between kitsch and art, and embodies senses of humour and irony that are incredibly inviting. Weile has a great thirst for knowledge, and an inherent curiosity that still today leads him to push boundaries in his own expression of visual art.