Hendrik Krawen (Lübeck, 1963), lives and works in Berlin.
One of the stylistic characteristics of the German artist is his use of monochrome which distinguishes the tone and light of his works, acting as the background or the filter for the scenes that are portrayed. His use of graphic and architectural details, objects and individual figures, creates de-contextualized landscapes.
Krawen is a keen observer of progress and globalization. He considers the central role of mankind and the way in which human action is transformed in fairly tangible ways that have a visible effect on the surrounding landscape. In his latest work, these signs have become increasingly abstract and imaginary.
The artist has participated in numerous international exhibitions held at leading museums and foundations, including Kunsthalle Kiel; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Palazzo Cavour, Turin; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; La Maison Rouge Fondation Antoin de Galbert, Paris; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, along with many others.
His works are part of renowned collections such as the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich; Kunsthalle Kiel; Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren; MAMCS – Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf; and Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg.