Janes Haid – Schmallenberg (Warstein, Germany, 1988) graduated from the art academy in Düsseldorf in 2013. He has participated in group exhibitions in Aachen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Leipzig and Mexico-City and in several solo exhibitions in Berlin, where he lives and works. His paintings make part of the art collection of Nordrhein-Westfalen.
In his deceitfully offhand and often absurd looking works, Janes Haid – Schmallenberg shows us a fragmented code language. His paintings, sculptures and watercolours balance on the brink of abstraction and figuration and almost read like rebusses. Rebusses, however, without a definite singular solution.