Eberhard Havekost | the artist

The artist Eberhard Havekost
Born 1967, Dresden, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Dresden and Berlin, .

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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Prague Biennale<br />Eberhard Havekost’s paintings are pervaded with and connected by an elusive atmosphere, a color-light that is generated not by the radiant power of colors and the light effects of their combinations but by the appearance of an even quality of chiaroscuro, light and shade, that runs beneath all the differences caused by figuration...

Based in Dresden, Eberhard Havekost often paints the city’s modernist-style buildings as a means to reference 20th century post-war politics and failed Utopian vision. Eberhard Havekost explores the parallels between these systemic ideas of perfection and the modes of ideal image construction. Working from his own collection of photos and video footage, Eberhard Havekost alters the original images on a computer: hues are subtly altered, forms imperceptibly stretched and skewed. These complications are then further translated through the process of painting...