Heikedine Günther's series "Circles of the Mind" addresses the interplay between microcosm and macrocosm. In this context, the symbol of the circle stands for all aspects of wholeness that strive for inner and outer balance. Just as the smallest is a reflection of the largest, so the cosmic order forms a system of holistic interrelationships on various levels.
Heikedine Günther's thoughts about life, encounters, and crossing boundaries are visually echoed in the composition of the painting. Just as a Zen circle expresses a simultaneous complexity in its simplicity, each circle carries a flowing elegance that awakens a sense of wholeness and reflection.
Following a long tradition in art history, Heikedine Günther's "Circles of the Mind" recall early representations of the cosmos such as in Hartmann Schedel's World Chronicle (1493). Likewise, they refer to the process of seeing and visual experience itself, referencing such references as Marcel Duchamp's optical experiments from the 1930s or more recent works by Yan Lei.
Various group and solo exhibitions (among others Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, Artmuc, Munich, Historisches Museum Basel, Barfüsserkirche, Basel, The Other Art Fair, London, Malamegi Lab, Palazzo Ferrini-Cini, Rome, De fils ou de fibres, Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, FR)