Jeppe Hein

SOS-Edition 2017
Edition: 10 Original Watercolors
Numbered and Signed
on Watercolor Paper
24 x 32cm (framed)
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Jeppe Hein was born in Denmark in 1974, and for several years, has lived and worked in Berlin. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and also attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt. His work is on display at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, at the Pariser Centre Georges Pompidoe and at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and also at the MoMa New York, to name a few.

Jeppe Hein wishes to open the hearts of people, to awaken their inner child and invite them to a dialogue with themselves and stimulate others as well. He wants to see people react and interact with his creations. Art should be about life and this is precisely what he reflects in his autobiographically styled watercolor series for the SOS-Edition weltweit. Jeppe Hein’s watercolors radiate a positive energy and an inner harmony. In an attempt to start a dialogue between the artwork and the viewer, attention is immediately drawn to the viewer. These give personal insights into the relationship the artist has with his work and with his immediate surroundings in the art world.

Permanent exhibitions dedicated to Jeppe Hein’s work can be visited at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, City of Perth, KUNSTEN Museum for Modern Art in Aalborg and at Bristol University. An exhibition of his current work was held in Berlin at the IGA 2017.

Jeppe Hein is represented by the following galleries: KÖNIG GALERIE/Berlin; 303 Gallery/New York and the Galleri Nicolai Wallner/Copenhagen.

SOS Holiday Village, Caldonazzo, Italy

The first SOS children could spend their summer holidays in the SOS Holiday Village Caldonazzo at the Caldonazzo lake, near Trent in Northern Italy already in 1953. The basic concept was: SOS Children’s Village children spend untroubled and varied holidays at the lake, and so the SOS mothers can enjoy their well-deserved holidays in the summer time. Annually, more than one thousand children from the whole of Europe take part in this unforgettable experience.

The children in school age live from three to four weeks in tents and simple bungalows. A large kitchen takes care of their meals. In the high season about 1100 dinners are prepared during each meal time. At the medical ward, there is a doctor on call around the clock. Experienced lifesaving staff cares for unworried fun in the water.

On the spacious grounds, there is enough room for playing, letting off steam, football, track and field, chess and a lot more. A wide spectrum of activities (sports, hiking, swimming, handicrafts, painting, theatre, dance, newspaper workshop, etc.) gives the children a possibility to enjoy group activities and experience a creative holiday time.

The living together of the different nationalities is encouraged and through this, a considerable contribution towards peace education is done. “Caldo”, as the holiday village is affectionately called, has developed into a place for multicultural coexistence.