with Alexander Heaton
10:00 to 19:00 Friday + Saturday
Alexander Heaton’s work reaches deep into the imagination, searching for man’s most primeval interaction with nature. His paintings attempt to capture that first interaction, and the sense of wonder and spirituality as humanity confronts omnipresence. Alex works from experience, researching and conducting studies in the remotest natural settings. As a mountaineer Alex, studies and researches themes directly. He often thinks nothing of walking and climbing to remote places in the Himalaya or Alps to cast an eye on his artistic prey – “I am the lonely figure lured by mountains, dark forests, alpine skies and forbidding ravines.”
The paintings look out from the summits of mountains and contemplate the beyond. In the most recent body of work there has been a shift in pallet colour to muted greys offset by florescent pinks and greens. Such a choice serves to place the viewer as a climber in the highest zone of the Himalayas where existence is only ever perceived through tinted lenses changing all light to hyper-colour vibrant and raised contrast levels.
You can learn more about Alexander’s work and past projects here: alexanderheaton.co.uk and visit him in our front of house area throughout the weekend.
This residency has been organised in partnership with Hundred Years Gallery which is only a short walk from GreatArt at 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD