About the artist
Heiner Meyer was born in 1953, in Bielefeld, Germany. He began studying liberal arts at HBK Braunschweig, from which he graduated in 1981. During his studies he was employed as an assistant of Salvador Dalí.
Nowadays Meyer is renowned for his Pop Art-like paintings and sculptures, through which he explores the superficiality of our everyday lives and consumerist glamour. He tends to contrast this with images from the history of European art: Greek sculptures against Mickey Mouse. Meyer is passionate about travelling, and has participated in various exhibitions throughout the world.
Heiner Meyer’s paintings are characterized by consistency and undogmatic intransigence. And likewise by the principles of an arte sull’arte, so art whose primary theme is art itself. In his works, he confidently layers quotes and adaptations of a wide range of sources. One above the other , demonstrating the simultaneity of the non-simultaneous. He shows a recurring set of confronting pieces in ever-new constellations. Meyer’s works are present in important public and private collections. Heiner Meyer is exclusively represented in The Netherlands by The Obsession of Art.