Christopher Grimes Gallery

Anton Henning: Antiunconventional Stillifes, Landscapes & Interiors

Anton Henning: Antiunconventional Stillifes, Landscapes & Interiors

Friday, September 9, 2011Saturday, October 29, 2011

Santa Monica, CA USA

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-9pm

The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring new work by Anton Henning. This will mark Henning's fourth exhibition with the gallery.

Anton Henning's work is informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of art historical styles and realized through a myriad of media. Often combining traditional art genres (landscape, nude, portrait and still life), Henning appropriates stylistic motifs of modernist masters and reconstitutes them into his own signature style. The harmonization of these artistic tropes can at times seem absurdist or contradictory in nature, but are in fact methodical attempts to defy categorization.

Henning not only transgresses the traditions of high art through his paintings, but also extends this practice to the dramatic presentation of his work. Though Henning has widely exhibited his collages, drawings, and videos, these works always relate to his paintings. In the artist's words "I'd be ashamed to describe myself as anything other than a painter."

Anton Henning lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe. He has had major solo exhibitions at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunstmuseum of Art Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland; the De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Holland; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; and the Stedelijik Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium