Photo: Heather Eastes in  Aberystwyth and Dusseldorf, Wales

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 read full statement

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

News & Events

  • The Welsh Group

    25/10/2014 – 29/11/2014
    Theatr Clwyd Mold

    This exhibition in the Oriel Gallery will demonstrate a wide cross-section of conceptual approaches in contemporary Welsh visual arts practice and a range of working media.

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  • Gas Gallery Open Drawing Exhibition

    08/10/2014 – 04/11/2014
    Gas Gallery Aberystwyth

    Artists from across Wales invited to compete to take part in the Open Drawing Exhibition at Gas Gallery Aberystwyth - work chosen by Stephen West.

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  • Heather Eastes In Arcadia

    07/06/2014 – 09/08/2014
    Oriel Wrecsam Gallery

    A small exhibition of fifteen panels painted on wood. See link below by Steffan Jones-Hughes: http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/community/arts_centre/gallery_2.htm#.U57x9xkcRXE.facebook

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  • yma ac acw hier und da here and there

    15/05/2014 – 09/08/2015
    Rhondda Heritage Park/MidWales Arts/Gas Gallery Aberystwyth/BBK Kunstforum Düsseldorf

    My exchange project. Shows and events between the Welsh Group and The BBK Germany in the centenary WW1. Celebrates the spirit of creativity shared between artists in Germany and Wales.

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  • yma ac acw hier und da here and there

    An exchange project supported by Arts Council Wales, organised by me to celebrate interconnection between Welsh and German artists in 2014.

  • Recent Academicians 2009-2012

    26/10/2013 – 23/11/2013
    Royal cambrian Academy

    Group exhibition of new RCA members

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