Heinke’s works revolve around the company to interpersonal relationships, to which you and I like the We and others. He feels contemporary social trends by showing break points on interpersonal interaction – the emotional shallowness of relationships, loneliness, inability to exchange ideas in a fast pace of embossed, globalized world.
Heinke always painted in black and with acrylic on industrial hives. His approach, which he has pursued since 2006, Heinke called BLACK POP, as a radical medium to lay the focus on emotion and the tension of everyday media and art production.
He rearranges iconographic symbols of pop culture to transform their meanings into an apocalyptic, cynical, even morbid strength. This apparent striking nature of Heinke’s picture productions seduces the viewer to consume superficial, spotlighting the sarcastic and obscene without restraint for provocation and ideally, a rearrangement in attitude.
Florian Heinke is represented by Galerie Heinke Strelow.