reiner heidorn

"If you consider a frozen lake or clouds over the sea, no one has made these especially for you. I want to be that no one behind my paintings." | Reiner Heidorn


Artist Reiner Heidorn is a German Modern Expressionist who draws influence from artists like Martin Kippenberger, Dieter Roth and Hans Hartung. Reiner’s work often fuses more gestural techniques found in works by German Expressionists with stylized figures of young children, which echo Asian Manga. In some series Heidorn includes transparent foil over photographic images providing a far different texture than the matte surface seen in his other works. After years of showing more figurative work, Heidorn now has many more abstract pieces, which show his interest in movement and the buildup of paint.


artist statement

I paint in the same lineage as German Expressionist Martin Kippenberger, Dieter Roth and Hans Hartung. In many of my works I mix Asian Manga styles with expressionism. Other series include a transparent foil as well. After years of showing figurative paintings, I now have now created a series ofabstract works with space, too, called "Water Lilies & Aliens."


artist bio

BORN | 1966, Bavaria, Germany

EXHIBITIONS
2017
“The White Canoue,” Pasinger Fabrik, Munich
"Reiner Heidorn: A Comprehensive Survey," Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

2016
“Monomito,” Casa Culturale Villa Ritinha, Recife/Brazil

2013
“The Fragile System,“ Gallery Kaysser, Munich
“Heidorn Drawings,“ Gallery TamTam, Deggendorf
“German Drawings,“ Gallery MARS, Toowoomba, Australia

2012
ART FAIR INNSBRUCK, Reiner Heidorn, Booth Gallery Kass
“Dangered Art - Paintings,“ Gallery Contentkkitchen, Munich
“Heidorn – The Foil Paintings,“ Gallery Art Coming, Starnberg

2011
“Reiner Heidorn New Foil Paintings,“ Gallery Kreilhof, Oberhausen
"Hindustanic Manga,“ Drawings, Salon Irkutsk, Munich
“Photo-overpaintings,“ Arthouse, Diessen

2010
“Reiner Heidorn Paintings,“ Gallery G 5, Gärtnerplatz, Munich

2009
“Caravaggio Today,“ Gallery Kaysser, Munich
“About Chew and Swallow,“ Blue House, Cultural event, Diessen
“Art At The Castle,“ Event of Gallery Kaysser, Munich
“Heidorn - Oehmann are Surprising Themselve,“ AKKB, Hannover

2008
Group Exhibition “Group Three,“ Gallery Kaysser, Munich

2007
Participation at ”Nord Art,“ in Kiel
“Heidorn-playgrounds,“ Museum of Weilheim
“Reiner Heidorn Paints Over the Edge,“ Gallery Herold, Feldafing

2006
“Störbilder,“ Producer Gallery, Munich
“What Banks Want,“ Paintings, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich
“Reiner Heidorn,“ Gallery Die Erste Reihe, Munich

2005
“Heidorn,“ Compact Dynamics, Starnberg

2003
Curator for HOCHLAND/cultural project of Weilheim, Bavaria

2002
Group Exhibition with Bernd Zimmer ”Geisenhofer,“ Weilheim

HONORS & AWARDS
Studio Support Award, Government of Bavaria from 2008-2011