Euan Heng is an esteemed Scotish-born, Melbourne-based artist. His work toys with fractured forms of intel – memory, an overheard idea or glimpsed encounter – as well as artifice and the imaginary. The flatness of Italian iconography, medieval frescoes and 16th century Mughal art underlie his minimal, elegant imagery. The effect can be dreamlike, doused in symbols and ciphers. As Ross Moore reflects;
“Euan Heng calmly pursues a singular quest: to reduce our experience to a crystalline essence.”
Heng’s work is represented in numerous public and territory collections. He has been an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne and participated in lectureships and residencies across Australia and beyond, including the Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome and a Royal Scottish Academy Residency in Scotland. In 2004 he received the Australian Council for University Art and Design Schools Distinguished Research Award.