Transformation - xIQcja0S0s6C4DRM, 2023

by Hein Gravenhorst

Print : digigraphy, digital art, digital print

30 x 30 x 0.1 cm 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,589 $1,192
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Print: digigraphy, digital art, digital print

Dimensions cm inch

30 x 30 x 0.1 cm 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed


Abstract artworks


Geometric abstraction






Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: Germany

Discover the digital masterpieces of the renowned German artist Hein Gravenhorst as unique prints / one-of-a-kind pieces in our latest collection.

In 1968, artists such as Kilian Breier, Pierre Cordier, Hein Gravenhorst and Gottfried Jäger appeared in public for the first time in the Bielefeld Kunsthaus and presented the groundbreaking exhibition "Generative Photography". In their works, they deliberately refrained from depicting the real world and created an abstract, systematic-constructive photographic language. These generative photographs were based on the computer art of their time and were characterized by rationality and transparency.

As a natural development, digital transformations of this art form have been created on the computer since 2001. These images, without titles or descriptions, are "energy fields" for the artist, which enter into a spiritual communication with the viewer.

Hein Gravenhorst himself explains: "I want my pictures to speak for themselves and for their effect to unfold in the viewer through 'real looking'."

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Hein Gravenhorst, Transformation - xIQcja0S0s6C4DRM

Hein Gravenhorst

Germany  • 1937


In 1968 Hein Gravenhorst had an exhibition with Gottfried Jäger, Pierre Cordier, and Kilian Breier at the Bielefelder Kunsthaus. Generative Photography was not only the title of the exhibition but also defined its program. The represented photographers had an aesthetic principle in common that can be described as the generation of aesthetic structures based on defined programs realized by photochemical, photo-optical or photo-technical operations with the aim of achieving an optional and functional reference of all elements involved in the construction of the aesthetic structure.

This genre of photography aimed to generate logically comprehensible aesthetic structures and was related to Max Bense's Generative Aesthetic. With his Generative Aesthetics Bense provided a principle (innovative orders in the sense of original distribution and design) to generate specific operations methodically. Likewise, Gravenhorst explains that the methodical generation of aesthetic structures enabled the visual generation of things that we perceive as a macro-aesthetic order and complexity and as micro-aesthetic redundancies and information on art.

Between 1965 and 1972 Gravenhorst created an incomparably impressive oeuvre. Several series with rare unique specimen are presented here. His works are part of international private and public collections. In recent years the Collection Peter C. Ruppert, Würzburg, 2007 TATE, London and the MoMA, New York, acquired works by Gravenhorst.

Since the mid-1970s Hein Gravenhorst has also turned to alternative medicine as a therapist. He lives and works in Berlin.

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