Eberhard Havekost at Anton KernBy Stephanie Cash, Art in America, Dec 2000
The houses that Dresden artist Eberhard Havekost paints, generic as they are, derive a certain appeal from their simplification to near abstraction. In his second New York show, he presented 14 paintings (all 1999), some recently seen at the Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst in Leipzig, that range from distinctly representational to abstractly realistic. With two exceptions that include a single figure, the paintings are variations on a theme--views of the same three or four houses, each painted from a slightly different angle, surrounded by a few trees. The houses are without distinction or personality, and Havekost further reduces them to pure form. He often frames the image so that we see only a corner of a house or a half-hidden detail of the facade, such as a window with a tree in front of it. It's not that Havekost teases form out of abstraction; he accurately renders scenes in abstract ways. These are German homes, although they could just as easily be average suburban homes in almost any corner of this country. They're tidy, but not fussy, just like Havekost's painting style. Read the entire article
Source: (/www.findarticles.com)Eberhard Havekost Exhibition "Prints and Paintings 1996-2005" opens at the Embassy Residence Gallery 15 September 2005A private view, hosted by Ambassador Thomas Matussek and Mrs. Ursula Matussek marked the opening of the new exhibition in the Gallery of the Residence of the German Ambassador on Thursday 15 September 2005, "Prints and Paintings 1996-2005" by the Dresden artist Eberhard Havekost. Mrs. Ursula Matussek thanked the curator, Dr. Peter Plameyer, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Ostschsische Sparkasse Dresden in her address for lending the works to the Gallery for three weeks.
Eberhard Havekost is a young artist from Dresden, who is rapidly gaining an international reputation. The exhibition features a wide range of works, including three large paintings entitled "The Saxon Switzerland" and several series of prints.
Eberhard Havekost (born 1967 in Dresden) is one of Saxony's best known young painters whose clinically cool works inspired by modern media have earned him an international reputation. The current exhibition in London of his prints and paintings includes works from the Dresden State Art Collection as well as three large-scale views of the sandstone hills along the River Elbe from the collection of the Ostschsische Sparkasse Dresden.Read the entire articleSource: