Eberhard Havekost (* 1967 in Dresden) is a contemporary German painter based in Berlin and Dresden. In 1985 he completed an internship as a stonemason. He studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden from 1991-1996, where he became a master student under Professor Ralf Kerbach in 1997. In 1999 he was awarded the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff grant.
Working from photographic sources – shots from TV and video, images culled from magazines and catalogues and his own photographs – he selects subjects ranging from anonymous buildings, trains and trailers, and modifies them to make inkjet prints as the departure point for his paintings. He often paints series of repetitive images to replicate the serial change of visual effect in nature.