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BRUNO CATALANO  JESUS CURIA  JAVIER-LEON PEREZ  MARTIN WHATSON • JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE • AURORA CANERO  MANUEL MEDIAVILLA • SNIK  ALEX BEKER  PIMAX  ALBEN • MARTA SANCHEZ LUENGO  ADAM LUPTON  ILWHA KIM  MY DOG SIGHS • BANKSY  LUCIANA GOMEZ • MERSUKA DOPAZO & TERESA CALDERON • ALEJANDRO CARPINTERO

 

hendrik czakainski

 

ABOUT

Formally trained in screen printing and carpentry, Hendrik Czakainski e attended The FLOOR School for the Performing and Visual Arts before he became assistant to the artists Markus Draper and Wolfgang Flad. He was helping these artists and learning from them for roughly 5 years when he decided to choose his own path and establish himself as an independent creator. Czakainski has been an active exhibitor since 2009 and his work has been showcased in many solo and group shows both in Germany and abroad – in April 2016, he participated in Urban Art Fair in Paris, France. In 2013, the artist became an adjunct professor of architecture at the Beuth Hochschule für Technik in Berlin, where he currently lives and works. Even though he has a successful and busy academic career, Czakainski is still a very prolific artist thrilled to work on large-scale installations and innovative urban art which is challenging to categorize. His newest project called Urban Investigations includes installations built out of various materials – wood, carton, and even concrete. These artworks represent imaginary fractions of modern cities, ranging from typical industrial environments to post-apocalyptic scenarios. In my pieces I am trying to display fractions and glimpses of phenomena that occur at the clash of globalization, industrialization and demographic developments by translating them into the forms and material I have found over the years, says Czakainski about his work. His visions of urban environments often seem to be chaotic and a bit hostile, but he claims that amongst all the destruction and chaos we can always find something intriguing, which becomes a new departure point for different, not necessarily negative experiences.

The artist often uses a bird’s eye perspective in his works because such distance allows him to perceive the surrounding environment as part of a bigger picture. Even though some people might think he is copying views of particular areas using google maps, the artist never does so; instead, he uses maps just to obtain some initial inspiration when it comes to urban shapes and forms. The use of google maps also allows him to see things unattainable by regular human perspective. Thanks to this changed perspective, Czakainski creates new visual and conceptual correlations. It is important to note that his artistic process is rather complex and that he doesn’t use only google maps, but also screenshots from documentaries and read snippets of articles. It’s not until the second stage of his process that he starts making sketches or small models, while during the final stage he creates the large-scale version of his idea and colors the finished piece.


a PROPOS

Le travail d'Hendrik Czakainski représente des fractions imaginaires de villes modernes, allant des environnements industriels typiques aux scénarios post-apocalyptiques. De part ses oeuvres, il essaie d'afficher des fractions et des aperçus des phénomènes liés à la mondialisation, à l'industrialisation et aux changements  démographiques. Sa vision de l’environnement urbain semble souvent être chaotique et un peu hostile, mais parmi  tout ce chaos, nous pouvons toujours trouver quelque chose d'intrigant qui n’est pas nécessairement négatif.

L'artiste utilise souvent une perspective ‘à vol d'oiseau’ dans ses œuvres, car une telle distance lui permet de percevoir l'environnement dans un cadre plus large.  Il s’inspire des vues satellites pour obtenir une première inspiration en ce qui concerne les formes urbaines. Grâce à cette perspective, Hendrik Czakainski créé de nouvelles corrélations visuelles et conceptuelles. Son processus artistique est plutôt complexe car, il n'utilise pas seulement google maps, mais aussi des captures d'écran provenant de documentaires et d’extraits d'articles. Ce n'est qu'après cette étape  qu'il commence à faire des croquis ou de petits modèles, afin de créer une version à grande échelle.

Formé à la sérigraphie et à la menuiserie, il a été durant 5 ans l'assistant des célèbres artistes allemand : Markus Draper et Wolfgang Flad, avant de prendre son envol et de s'établir comme artiste indépendant. Très actif dans la création depuis 2009, son travail a été présenté dans de nombreuses expositions en Allemagne et à l'étranger.


BRUNO CATALANO • JESUS CURIA • JAVIER-LEON PEREZ • MARTIN WHATSON • JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE • AURORA CANERO • MANUEL MEDIAVILLA • SNIK • ALEX BEKER • PIMAX • ALBEN • MARTA SANCHEZ LUENGO • ADAM LUPTON • ILWHA KIM • MY DOG SIGHS • BANKSY • LUCIANA GOMEZ • MERSUKA DOPAZO & TERESA CALDERON • ALEJANDRO CARPINTERO


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