In garish Pop-ish colors, Heiner Meyer's painting explodes the superficiality of contemporary life in images of pop-media consumerist glamour, with which Meyer conflates images from the history of European art. Reeking of saturation, greed and excess, Meyer's canvases capture our garish present, haunted by a distant dream of nobler aspirations.
Published by Kerber. Text by Petra Lamers-Schütz, Michael Stoeber, Michael Wessing.
In this large and generous monograph, German painter Heiner Meyer quotes and appropriates from a wide variety of sources, layering one image upon the other. Classical Greek sculpture, portraits of 1950s movie stars, Mickey Mouse, butterflies and cubes are recurring images in Meyer's Pop pictorial language.