Friedemann Heckel (b. 1986, Hamburg) lives in Berlin. The artist studied at Berlin University of the Arts from 2006-2012. Heckel’s three-dimensional work combines sculptural and photographic elements. He puts found objects on display, positions and re-positions bodies, images, and language. His drawings take a strong aesthetic and intuitive approach, often using rests of previous drawings as well as found and fictive words. Characters become abstract forms and lead to quasi-narratives, sense and nonsense, a mixture of writing and drawing. Selected exhibitions include: Enter the Real World, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin (2015), SOFTHITS, D&F Contemporary, New York (2015), Smart Objects, Unhide, Los Angeles (2015), 24/7, Rail Curatorial Projects at the Monte Carlo, Miami (2014), Knotted Extensions, Basis Project Room, Frankfurt (2014), A Portfolio of Drawings Displayed on Trees, Lake&Only, Switzerland (2013), Berlin Mood, Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp (2013). Heckel is represented by Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin.
Last updated: 13.11.2015