Heinrich is working on a new series of paintings called ‘Profiles and Connections’.
Leading off is a side-face painting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the background also showing Katharina the Great. Dr Evelin Priebe, Fine Arts Scholar from Hamburg comments: “With his ‘Profiles and Connections’ Udo A. Heinrich wants to expose something characteristic, something essential of the person portrayed and take a stand. The nexus of (former) monarchs or their regalia and somebody portrayed is by all means prevalent in the history of painting. Thereby, claims to power were formulated and legitimised, the perception of the beholder was modulated.”