Euan Heng 'Prelude to the Dance'

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Euan Heng explores the role of abstraction in figuration in his painting, printmaking and drawing practice. Much of his work derives from something seen, heard or remembered, but Heng also plays with artifice and the imaginary. His fascination with flatness, expressed with immediacy and economy is influenced by his interest in Italian iconography, medieval frescoes, Chinese ancestor portraits and 16th century Mughal art. His elegant meditations on line and shape incorporate recurring motifs from the artist’s career, including the portrait, stripped of many features; the tree, sharp and geometric; and the sea, which figured so strongly in the artist’s early life as a merchant seaman.The Scottish-born artist has lived in Australia since 1977 and has exhibited extensively here and abroad. His work is represented in public and university museum collections in all states of Australia and in Scotland. Euan Heng recently retired from his role as Associate Professor in Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne. He held many prestigious and senior appointments during his academic career. Heng has participated in visiting artist/lectureships and residences in Australia and overseas, including the Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome in 1999 and a Royal Scottish Academy Residency in Scotland in 2010. In 2004 he received the Australian Council for University Art and Design Schools Distinguished Research Award.

Euan HENG (1943 - )
'Prelude to the Dance' 1983
lithograph on paper
Edition of 50
Image Size: 60 x 44 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm
Signed: Lower right Euan L Heng, titled and dated
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.

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