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Karsten Hein

Karsten
Hein

Biography

Karsten Hein was born in Hamburg in 1937. He began his studies in fine arts in 1958; after two years at the Werkkunstschule, as well as four more years at the HfBK in Hamburg, he decides for the constructive and concrete creative style.

Hein participates in various exhibitions, symposia and meetings with other concretely working artists of the international scene. In the process, he also meets the then well-known and important Swiss artist Richard Paul Lohse, who is impressed by the artistic concerns of the young hamburger: a correspondence extending over months and the exchange of the two is of particular inspiring significance for Hein.

Equally important for him is teaching at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. There he teaches first as a lecturer, from 1980 then as a professor for the subjects of three-dimensional design and color + form.

When Hein retires in the early 2000s, he creates outstanding, sculptural designs as well as hundreds of designs for color field compositions. Since the transfer of these image ideas with acrylic paints on canvas is very time consuming due to the high-precision painting technique, most of the compositions remain unpublished.

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