Claude Heath, "Acrobats", acrylic on linen, 178 x178 cms, 2008
CLAUDE HEATH: "Les Aérialistes"
31.10. - 06.12.2008
Private View: Friday, 31.10. 2008, 6-9 p.m.
The british artist Claude Heath (*1964) investigates the various conditions of human perception in relation to threedimensional objects. The simple fact that the interaction of eyes and the brain produces complex spatial worlds, is being sophisticatedly researched in his artistic production for many years. Starting with blindfold drawings of objects, faces, plants back in the 90s he has always been interested in the development of image generating media, reaching from photography, to stereoscopic imagery up to sophisticated 3-D computerbased programs as source material for his artistic reseach about the notions of spatiality, tactility and visual perception. For his most recent works - a series called "Les Aérialistes" - consisiting in some canvases, drawings and a small scale sculpture, he uses a stereoscopic image from the year 1864, which depicts a group of 3 acrobats or Aérialistes. Heath uses a computerbased drawig tool, which allows him to move his hand freely in space around the portrayed object, in order to capture the acrobats gestures and movement.
He is also making a large wall piece based on a digitaldrawing of a plant (Gold Lace Primula). He explores space and with his polyperspective viewing and drawing method of making marks in space he is re- or deconstructing the volumes of the depicted objects.
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