Beate Höing

Coesfeld, Germany, 1966

The painter and ceramist-sculptor Beate Höing creates works of art whose aesthetics are deeply influenced by folk art’s ornamentation and manual techniques. Finding inspiration for her motifs in souvenir culture, but also in fairy tales and myths, she deploys her growing imagination in works defined by an unmistakable style and singular charm.

More about the artist

With her small-scale pictures and objects, Beate Höing lures the viewer into a shrinking world. Her paintings are based on photographs from a private fund and show a petit bourgeois ambiance with lace doilies and crocheted cushions, plastic flowers and patterned wallpaper, in which—between rustic furniture and loving bric-a-brac—there is simply too much of everything. In such worlds of homey orderliness, there repose many memories of childhood and snug security, of a certain (moral, perhaps also mental) narrowness that, with today’s globalizing efforts, can no longer relate to all of life’s diverse levels. But this form of antiquated climate also embraces (or embraced) a comforting human dimension and the feeling of a (former) idyllic world.

In her porcelain objects, Beate Höing ironically recreates the world of her paintings, which she composes from flea market finds and her handmade pieces. She combines her own figures with partly kitsch and partly pretentious second-hand porcelain figures, giving the found objects a new narrative content. The consciously imperfect figures, whose effect is always somewhat improvised and peculiar, symbolize the tenuousness and vulnerability of the cozy world they (and the paintings) reflect.

Thus Beate Höing offers the viewer a humorous insight into a small world that, with its privacy and intimacy, can sometimes mean more to us than liberal sophistication by recalling a cozy existence that arouses nostalgia and memories of times past, but that has been functioning less and less ever since. the generation forced into it is gradually disappearing.

Dr. Gundula Caspary (Siegburg City Museum)

Beate Höing

Artworks

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Belle Isis
Ceramics Sold
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Meerkat
Ceramics 2400€
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Guys
Painting 1200€
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Shadow
Painting 1200€
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Fellow
Painting 1200€
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Meeting
Painting Sold
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Party
Painting 1200€
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Pearls
Painting 1200€
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Loop
Ceramics 6400€
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Vogel Nr 213
Sculpture 550€
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Vogel Nr 212
Sculpture 550€
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Vogel Nr 210
Sculpture 550€
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Vogel Nr 134
Sculpture 450€
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Joker
Ceramics 4800€
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Devil
Ceramics 3700€
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Männer mit Bärten
Ceramics 2600€
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hidden
Ceramics 2600€
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Roses
Ceramics 2600€
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Affe auf Sänfte
Ceramics 1600€
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Pale Rider
Ceramics 3400€
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buddies
Ceramics 5200€
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little devil
Ceramics 5900€
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rider
Ceramics 10000€
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straight
Ceramics 10000€
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Vasen Nr 2
Painting 1400€
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Vasen Nr 1
Painting 1500€
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daily soap
Painting 1400€
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Vogel Nr 201
Ceramics 550€
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Vogel Nr 193
Ceramics 550€
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Vogel Nr 153
Ceramics 450€
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Vogel Nr 70
Ceramics 650€
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Vogel Nr 124
Ceramics 550€
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Vogel Nr 139
Ceramics 650€