Christian KERA Hinz

The artist Christian Hinz aka “Kera”, born 1985 in Berlin, has been working with colour, printing techniques, and designing and painting facades for more than 20 years.
His artistic work is geometric and abstract, but at the same time spacial. Thereby, graphics and aesthetics play a big role. The artwork is driven from a combination of capturing his surrounding in connection with its colours, as well as impulses taken from the artists love for haptic and technical things.

Kera`s work is highly impacted by his graphic design studies and the passion for straight lines, structure and surface. Whereas, the longstanding use of spray paint, brushes and wall paint helped him develop his own style.

Murals and “Kunst am Bau” (art on architecture) projects can be found worldwide, from Qatar, over Mexico to Great Britain and in many more European spots. The artist has also been and will be represented by galleries and art fairs, for which he painted on canvas or formed objects, representing his style in a compact and more detailed way.

Since 2012, Kera works as freelance artist, and can now even pass on his fascination and passion for printing techniques as a lecturer at the “Jugendkunstschule Berlin-Steglitz”.

KERA, Canvas o.T. 46 acrylic on wood (180 x 90 cm / framed) 2019
Canvas o.T. 46
Acrylic on wood (180 x 90 cm / framed) 2019
Canvas o.T. 46
Acrylic on canvas (90 x 120 cm / framed) 2017

Exhibitions

2020

Harmonie & Dissonanz – Uhlig Gallery / Leipzig (DE) solo

2019

same same but different – ReTramp Gallery / Berlin (DE) solo
Capture the Street – Oberhessisches Museum / Gießen (DE)
Hanse Art Fair – Messehalle / Lübeck (DE)
Tibilisi Mural Fest – Wandmalerei / Tiflis (GEO)
Llawn Festival – Wandmalerei / Llandudno (GB)
IBUg Festival – Bodenmalerei / Reichenbach (DE)
Metropolink – Wandmalerei / Schwäbisch Hall (DE)
Z Common Ground – Wandmalerei / München (DE)
Keep it Fresh – Wandmalerei / Amsterdam (NLD)

2018

Urban Art Week – ReTramp Gallery / Berlin (DE)
Affordable Art Fair – exhibition hall / Hamburg, Brüssel & London (DE, BEL, LDN)
Stroke Art Fair – Werksviertel Mitte / München (DE)
ForAmoment – KTR Galerie / Leipzig (DE)
Frühjahresrundgang – JAHN Galerie / Leipzig (DE)
WallStreet Stralsund – Free Art Factory / Stralsund (DE)

2017

Geplanter Zufall – WOW Gallery / Heidelberg (DE) solo
THE HAUS – Nürnberger Str. 68 / Berlin (DE)
Urban Art Biennale – UNESCO Weltkulturerbe / Völklingen (DE)
Affordable Art Fair – exhibition hall / Hamburg & Brüssel (DE, BEL)
Art Bodensee – exhibition hall / Dornbirn (AUT)
Stroke Art Fair – Zündapphalle / Munich (DE)
Current Habits – Neurotitan Galerie / Berlin (DE)
Trias – JAHN Galerie / Leipzig (DE)
Stroke – A Daring Preview – Cadillac House / Munich (DE)
A-Part Festival – Rue de la République / Marseille (FR)
What the Weekend is Gallery 2 – The Art Union – Alte Münze / Berlin (DE)

2016

unOrdnung inOrdnung – KTR Galerie / Leipzig (DE) solo
Affordable Art Fair – exhibition hall / Hamburg (DE)
What the Weekend is Gallery 1 – The Art Union – Urban Spree Galerie / Berlin (DE)
Auf Augenhöhe – Goldene Pforte / Dresden (DE)
Asche zu Farbgut – Gaswerk Augsburg (DE)

2015

Kera & Mednoy – Fresco / Murmansk (RUS)
Schädel – UNESCO Weltkulturerbe / Völklingen (DE)
Affordable Art Fair – Amsterdam & Hamburg, (NLD, DE)
Designers Open – exhibition hall / Leipzig (DE)
Be a whistleblower for peace – Yaam Galerie / Berlin (DE)

2014

Windfall – Affenfaustgalerie / Hamburg (DE)
Empty Walls Exhibition – Abacus Gallery / Cardiff (WAL)

2013

Urban Art, Temporäre Galerie, Cottbus
UnFOURwechselbar Galerie Module, Dresden

2012

Urban Art, Temporäre Galerie, Cottbus
Silence is a lie, Berlin

2011

Soloshow, Galerie Fango, Cottbus

Publications

2019

RIVER TALES / the Book – ISBN 978-3-945991-61-9
BERLIN: WRINTING GRAFFITI – ISBN 978-3-9820295-0-4
Kunsthaus ARTES / Kunst des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts – Nr. 48

2018

Metropolink / Urbane Romantik
Kunsthaus ARTES / Kunst des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts – Nr. 46
ibug / VEB Textima Nadel- und Platinenfabrik Chemnitz

2017

UFAM Ruhr
THE HAUS / Berlin Art Bang
Kunsthaus ARTES / Kunst des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts – Nr. 44
URBAN ART / BIENNALE 2017 – ISBN: 978-3-939855-50-7
KWER No3 / Magazin für Abstraktion – ISBN: 978-3-9817993-2-3
ibug / Limbach – Oberfrohna

2016

Millerntor Gallery / #6 – ISBN: 978-3-945772-22-5

2015

Schädel / Ikone. Mythos. Kult. – ISBN: 978-3-88423-514-1
Freiraumgalerie / Stadt als Leinwand – ISBN: 978-3-00-050277-4

2013

STREET ART – ISBN: 978-3-86407-250-5

2011

GRAFFITI UND URBANE KUNST – ISBN: 978-84-9936-769-9

2010

1000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art / Murals, Tags, and More from Artists Around the World – ISBN: 978-1-59253-658-0

2009

Street Art in Berlin / 2. Auflage – ISBN: 978-3-89773-596-5
Atlas Ilustrado Del Grafiti Y Arte Urbano – ISBN: 978-84-677-1631-3

2008

BERLIN GRAFFITI / COLORZ – ISBN: 978-3-89773-592-7