Uwe Henneken °1974, Paderborn, Germany
At the risk of being misunderstood, my identity as an artist held off anything that referred to the world of the shamans and their spirits, the spiritual and the holy space, and the life of the dream body and dream world. My outer and inner life can, however, no longer accept such one-sidedness, indeed such ignorance and arrogance.
My work roots in and out of a life-long formalistic examination of the subject of shamanism and its surrounding subtopics. Today, in the clearness of review, I have to say: in and out of the inner childish longing for a connection with a subject, whose full significance, meaning, and reality I only now, in the midst of life, am able to recognize and start to express. (Uwe Henneken)