Stefan Heyne

born in 1965, Brandenburg an der Havel, DE | Lives and works in Berlin, DE

SELECTED WORKS
Stefan Heyne CV

Reduced to the max: Stefan Heyne’s abstract photography

The photographs of Stefan Heyne (*1965) are emphatically nonrepresentational. The artist omits
elements that generally define a photograph, forgoing the use any identifiable motif. Instead, he
creates abstract photographs that are honed to perfection by paring his imagery to a blurred play
of light and shadows with no indication of form. In his most recent series of works Heyne even
avoids the use of soft-focus as an artistic device and emphasizes, in contrast, the high-definition
reproduction of perhaps one of the purest motifs of all: the cloudless sky photographed by the
artist from the window of an airplane. The color spectra of pure light that are revealed in these
images seem blurry and out of focus, but they are not. Heyne thus achieves the most radical
degree of abstraction in his work to date. In his photographs the viewer is confronted with an
endless depth of space and eternity.
 
About the Artist
1965 born in Brandenburg an der Havel
1987–1992 studied stage design under Professor Volker Pfüller at the Kunsthochschule
Berlin-Weißensee
1992–1993 master-class student under Professor Volker Pfüller
2004 first photographic works
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 ULTIMATE
Epicentro art, Fiedler Collection, Berlin
2015 HIGHER LICHT
Kaune, Posnik, Spohr, Cologne
2015 NEUE EDITIONEN
Zweigstelle Berlin
2014 NAKED LIGHT. Die Belichtung des Unendlichen
Städtische Galerie Dresden Kunstsamlung (catalogue)
2014 Lichtraum
Swiss Life AG, Palais Leopold, Munich
2012 Maximalahnung
Kunstverein Eislingen
2012 Die Magie der Leere. Fotografien 2006-2012
Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg
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2012 Speak to Me. Fotografien
Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus
2011 Woran denkst du? Fotografien
Kommunale Galerie Berlin
2010 Gegendarstellung
Stadtmuseum Groß-Gerau (catalogue)
2010 For Me / For You
Galerie Kaune, Sudendorf, Cologne
2010 Erkenntnisschatten
Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg
2009 Blind Spot
Galerie Kaune, Sudendorf, Cologne
2009 The Noise. Die Belichtung des Ungewissen
Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg an der Havel
2008 The Noise. Die Belichtung des Ungewissen
Kunstraum Potsdam
2008 The Noise
Galerie foto-forum, Bolzano
2008 Fotografie
Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Detmold
 
Group Exhibitions
2016 LIGHT PAINTED ABSTRACTION
with Inge Dick and Luuk de Haan
Kaune Contemporary, Cologne
2016 PRIME TIME. Archetypes of Abstraction in Photography
with Hiroshi Sugimoto, Inge Dick, Thomas Ruff and others
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin (catalogue)
2016 Das autonome Bild. Fünf Konzepte aktueller Fotografie
with Miriam Böhm, Jan Paul Evers, Christiane Feser and Gottfried Jäger
Kunstmuseum Bochum (catalogue)
2015 LICHTBILD UND DATENBILD. Spuren Konkreter Fotografie
with Thomas Ruff, Christiane Feser, Inge Dick and others
Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg (catalogue)
2014 Statement 1: New Photography from Germany
Goethe-Institut Hongkong (catalogue)
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2012 Neue Sammlung VI
Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg
2011 Neue Werke 2011. Malerei, Grafik, Fotografie, Objekte
Kommunale Galerie Berlin
2009 Hidden Places
Galerie Kaune, Sudendorf, Cologne
2007 Reality Crossings
  1. Fotofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg (catalogue)
2004 Wo liegt Berlin? Fotografische Annäherungen an eine Stadt
BrotfabrikGalerie, Berlin (catalogue)
 
Selected Publications
2016 PRIME TIME. Archetypes of Abstraction in Photography
Essays by Ralf Hanselle, Lyle Rexer, Steffen Siegel and others
Published by Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin
2016 Das autonome Bild. Fünf Konzepte aktueller Fotografie
Preface by Hans-Günther Golinski
Essays by Ralf Hanselle, Ludwig Seyfert, Steffen Siegel and others
Published by Kunstmuseum Bochum
2015 LICHTBILD UND DATENBILD. Spuren Konkreter Fotografie
Preface by Marlene Lauter
Edited by Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Published at Kehrer-Verlag, Heidelberg
2014 STEFAN HEYNE. NAKED LIGHT. Die Belichtung des Unendlichen / Exposing Infinity
Preface by Gisbert Porstmann
Essays by Markus Gabriel, Gerhard Gamm, Steffen Huck, Lyle Rexer, Anna Schinzel
and Michael Stoeber
Edited by Gisbert Porstmann
Published at Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
2011 Stefan Heyne. Speak to Me
Essays by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Stefan Gronert, Karen Irvine and Maren Polte
Interview by Timothy Persons
Published at Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
2010 Gegendarstellung. Fotografie von Stefan Heyne
Essay by Maren Polte
Edited by Initiative GG 1973 e. V.
2008 The Noise
Essays by Klaus Honnef, Gregory Knight and Raimar Stange
Published at Kehrer, Heidelberg

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