Artist Henning Leuschner

Henning Leuschner

Artist from Germany

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About the artist Henning Leuschner

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Henning Leuschner was born in 1968 in the Sauerland and has lived in Cologne since 1989. Before working as a visual and freelance artist, the trained social worker worked since 1996 as a department head in youth welfare at the LVR, as facility manager of an independent youth welfare provider and as a freelance systemic supervisor, coach and organizational developer in the Rhineland. Since he began his artistic activity, his artistic work has included portraits, still lifes, landscapes and city impressions made from used bottle caps. As a passionate music lover and world traveler, he finds his inspiration at concerts/music festivals and while traveling. The autodidact's art was created in 2013 during a garden party - so the artist did not come to art, but rather art came to him; many leftover bottle caps resulted in a picture that was ultimately expanded on the garden table and glued together in its perfection. Further experimental art objects followed until it found its perfection in the process of creating the pictures. As an upcycling artist, his works are characterized by the urge to sustainably combine art and life. Henning Leuschner emphatically describes his bottle cap art as a human cultural product and the result of a creative drinking process - an analogue art in a digital age. The starting point of every work of art is an intensive encounter with life events that the artist internalizes and for which he creates a huge collection of motifs from thousands of bottle caps. These seamlessly put together result in a unique work of art with a state of perfection and complete harmony. Henning Leuschner's works do not require any theoretical accompaniment. The overwhelming presence of the works of art does not ask about school or concept. They grab the viewer and make a lasting impression. Changes in light and perspective lead to ever new perceptions. Each of his works of art completes a journey that finds its compressed conclusion in a single scene in which each individual bottle cap has lived its own and individual story during the tasting process. Each picture thus consists of thousands of individual stories that the viewer can only guess at. The works are created in the work studio at Lichtstrasse 46 and this is part of the studio community “Refugium”, located in the heart of Ehrenfeld, the trendy and artistic district of Cologne between Live Music Hall and the Vulkanhalle.

Summary
  • Community member since April 20th, 2024
  • Kind of fine art:Painting
  • Open to taking custom orders
  • Open to collaboration with curators and galleries
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ― Andy Warhol
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Exhibitions

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2024 - Museum Night Cologne (November 2024) - "Art Route Ehrenfeld" - Refugium, Cologne (May 2024) - "Open Studios", Cologne (September 2024) 2023 - Museum Night Cologne (04 November 2023) - "Open Studios", Cologne (22-24 September 2023) 2023 - "Music and Art in the Garden" - Niederkassel (20 August 2023) - "Art Route Ehrenfeld" - Refugium, Cologne (06/07 May 2023) 2022 - Museum Night Cologne (05.11.2022) - "Open Studios", Cologne (16-18.09.2022) - "Art Route Ehrenfeld" - Refugium, Cologne - Group exhibition Leije Galerie/ Amsterdam 2021 - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne (digital) - “Open Studios”, Cologne (digital) - Main prize draw “Hallo München” – Beer Day (planned April 24th, 2021) - Inclusion in the online gallery “Singulart” (Paris/France) 2020 - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld goes digital” - Refugium, Cologne - “Beer Tastic 2 – another Round” Intern. Production /Hallmann Entertainment 2019 - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne - Prize winner “Art and Beer” symposium – Andechs Monastery (2nd annual exhibition in the sculpture park) - “Open Studios”, Cologne 2018 - Prize winner “Becks - Green Label”, Bremen - “Leverkusener Kunstnacht”, Leverkusen - “World Trash Society” - 24 hours live, Solingen - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne - “Open Studios”, Cologne 2017 - “Music and Art”, Bonn - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne - “Upcycling Art”, Hamburg - “Open Studios”, Cologne 2016 - “Pop Art” – Luxembourg - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne - “Open Studios”, Cologne 2015 - Prize winner “Planet 21 Day” - Accor - Artwork and Nature Conservation, Munich - “Kunstroute Ehrenfeld” - Refugium, Cologne - “Open Studios”, Cologne 2014 - “LVR - Digital Art in an Analogue Age”, Cologne - “Club Vaudeville”, Lindau - Gallery opening, Kierspe

Education

Master of Arts (MA)

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