The catalogue accompanying the exhibition UFA—History of a Brand at the Deutsche Kinemathek—Museum für Film und Fernsehen is dedicated to the economic and aesthetic strategies of the media company since its founding, in 1917.


Daniel Heil


In its evolution from realism to gestural abstraction, the work of Daniel Heil (*1988) demonstrates a continuous and deep commitment to the world of nature. The flowing, amorphous forms that have become his trademark seem to pulse with life, like giant amoeba. They vividly document the interaction between the painter and the canvas: a rhythmic, gestural process briefly arrested. Recent works in graphite have intensified this corporeal – even choreographic – dimension. Yet Heil’s paintings, like his small-format drawings, also radiate a meditative stillness. It is precisely this interplay of vivacity and repose that fascinates the artist.

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"Daniel Heil"

March 2018

ISBN 978-3-7356-0413-2

16,80 x 23 cm

ca. 96 Pages

Broschur, paper back

Languages: German, English

David Galloway
Text by
David Galloway,Thomas W. Kuhn
Design by
Marian Fitz / Düsseldorf
Daniel Heil / Selbstgespräche, 09.03.2018 - 07.04.2018, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf