Rendered with a luminous application of colour, Angela Heisch’s paintings are composed of repeated motifs, curving forms, and delicate dark lines. Drawing inspiration from organic bodies, patterns in nature, and architecture, the artist’s abstract language seeks to capture the sensation of her observations. Heisch’s enigmatic forms encounter one another on the canvas, creating tension or waves of energy though interlocking or obstructive relationships.

 

Each work is characterised by a sense of movement, a fluidity reflected in the opposing properties that coexist on the canvas – hard and soft, light and dark, flatness and depth. Presenting her paintings psychological spaces, Heisch seeks an active relationship with the viewer, provoking playful engagement through association and familiar forms.

 

Heisch was included in Pippy Houldsworth Gallery's 2020 Insight project, an online viewing platform that debuted new works by fifteen artists, all produced during lockdown. Click below to view Angela Heisch's Insight page.