Heather Eastes

Heather Eastes

Artist

Concepts
I call my monochrome paintings 'fragment drawings'. Pencil lines are applied to a white ground and obscured or brought out. The images arising from this process are often recurrent and obsessive. Heads, beasts, animals shift shape, travel the mysteries of birth and death. Banal or sublime forms evoke traumas of early relationships. They battle for a sense of being beyond pain and compulsion.

From
the Fragment Drawings developed the "Paper Faces" , heads made from a slow process of
mashing and moulding discarded paper, often combined with found items such as bone or broken pottery, or driftwood. These express the human condition and also recall the sensibility of earliest memory and relationships.

Likewise the painted wooden panels, which are sardonic and wistful, their surfaces reminiscent of wooden toys or devotional wooden panel paintings. My work explores our condition and our need for spirituality, community, and our vulnerability as beings conscious of transience and mortality.
Influences:

Spirituality/Religion, The human figure, Ancient cultures/Myths; own cultural identity (Welsh, European); own gender (Female)Career path

Qualifications:

1979 Meisterschuler, State Academy of Arts, Düsseldorf
1974 BA Hons, History and Visual Arts, UCW, Aberystwyth, Wales

Teaching Experience:
1979/82 Tutor, Painting and Graphics, Auxiliumschüle, Düsseldorf
1979 Tutor, Graphics, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

Areas of work:
Adult education
Exhibiting
Private commissions
Public art
Project management
Workshops


Collections:
Kunstmuseum (Department of 20th century prints and drawings), Düsseldorf, Germany
Artothek and Ministry of Culture, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deutche Bank Art Collection, Königsallee, Düsseldorf
Hank Collection, Düsseldorf
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Location Aberystwyth and Dusseldorf, Wales
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Graphics, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Website http://www.bugdahnundkaimer.com/Page/Heather_Eastes_2012_AW.html