26/06/16 Aggiornato il:

Heinz Rabbow, 1940 | Portrait painter





Heinz Rabbow, born in Berlin, is a painter to watch, as his star is rising swiftly on the international arts scene. Rabbow had his first Canadian exhibition at Galerie Dominion in October of 2005, after having completed sold out shows in Munich, Germany and at the world’s leading international art fair in Basel, Switzerland.
He recreates the ancient method of “grisaille” by painting solely in monochrome shades of neutral color using tempera paint. All at once, his wraithlike subjects seem ordinary yet perplexingly celestial. He believes that hair detracts from the smoothly pristine facial features, thus caps and hats are used to keep the viewer’s eye focused upon the subject.





These paintings show neither depth nor distance, as Rabbow does not shadow his forms, as such, the background and perspective are mere gestures towards realism. After studies in journalism, history and education, he abandoned his profession as a teacher to pursue a career in painting. Since 1985, Heinz Rabbow’s works have been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide including the New York Art Expo, the Chicago Art Expo, Art Miami and Art Cologne.

Recent Exhibitions

  • 2013 Art Center Hores, Sint-Maarten-Latem/Knokke;
  • 2013 Antiques and Art Fair, Luxembourg;
  • 2013 Antiek & Art Fair, Hasselt;
  • 2013 Lille Art Fair, Lille;
  • 2013 Sfeer, Gent;
  • 2013 Miart, Milan /Mailand;
  • 2013 Eccentric, Knokke;
  • 2013 Art Nocturne, Knokke;
  • 2012 Art Center Hores, Sint-Maarten-Latem/Knokke;
  • 2012 Galerie Sacchetti, Ascona;
  • 2011 Galerie Gottschick, Tubingen;
  • 2011 Landau Fine Art, TEFAF Maastricht;
  • 2010 Landau Fine Art, Montreal;
  • 2010 Landau Fine Art, Art Basel Miami Beach;
  • 2010 Gallery Rarity, Mykonos;
  • 2010 Landau Fine Art, Art Basel;
  • 2010 Museum Gunzenhauser, Sommerausstellung;
  • 2010 Landau Fine Art Tefaf Maastricht;
  • 2009 Art Basel, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2009 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2009 Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munchen;
  • 2009 Galerie Gottschick, Art Karlsruhe;
  • 2008 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2007 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2007 Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal;
  • 2007 Art Basel Switzerland, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2007 Art Chicago, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2007 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2006 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2006 Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal;
  • 2006 FIAC, Paris, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2006 Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2006 Art Basel Switzerland, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2006 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2005 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art;
  • 2005 Landau Contemporary at Dominion Gallery, Montreal, Canada.