Henri Haake

Henri Haake’s paintings and drawings contemplate moments. They can be affectionate, endearing, even a bit sly – they show what you think you knew but from an unfamiliar perspective. Colour and form take centre stage, with human interaction creeping in from the margins. Haake depicts social, sexual, and political motifs in a playful approach and imbues the mundane scenes with both presence and poetic charm.

Works from this artist

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Henri Haake was born in Lübeck, Germany in 1989. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Henri Haake studied at Hunter College in New York City and graduated the University of Fine Arts in Berlin in the class of Robert Lucander.


His work has been featured in exhibitions at Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen), OFFICE IMPART (Berlin), Nicole Gnesa (Munich), Kunstverein Arnsberg, KM28 (Berlin), KWADRAT (Berlin), Studio Dapontegasse (Vienna) and the Kunstverein Wiesen.

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