Stefan Heyer is an artist living and working in Hamburg, Germany. His gestural abstractions are an exploration of histories, both personal and shared, and are inspired by pop culture, political issues, nature, and postmodern alienation. Stefan’s works are extremely layered, as he drips paint, scrawls words on the canvas, and mixes mediums including oil and acrylic paints, crayon, pencil, marker, and digital photographs. Stefan obscures any tangible points of reference, enabling the viewer to discover new meaning in his works.
'My main motive is a search for a new beauty in the contradiction of our reality. As it is with a good poem, a poetical sound, a lyrical vibe needs to ignite a reader. The semantic level can gradually get discovered. Ambiguities are to be tolerated and withstood – it should not be too comfortable. If I immediately know what’s going on, it is getting boring. A painting should remain a mystery.'
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