In his paintings, Heiner Meyer draws on the trivial world of comics as well as the dazzling world of elite consumption. Contemporary style icons dominate his pictorial panoramas just as much as those from the Hollywood dream factory. In his pictorial compositions, Meyer uses a sophisticated play of pictorial quotations and references that seem to merge seamlessly into one another, as it were, and yet make use of the rules of classical pictorial composition. Picture quotations and independent picture elements merge into a new unity, but often so pointedly exaggerated that everything tips over into the overtly ironic.
On nearly 400 pages, this comprehensive publication offers a detailed insight into Heiner Mayer's oeuvre, presenting not only paintings but also numerous sculptural works.