Curved Form, Black and White

1954

Heath, Adrian
Adrian Heath's finely balanced compositions of flat interlocking forms are concerned with combining geometrical shapes with natural organic forms. Heath's early works, distinctively European in their outlook, show the influence of Poliakoff and de Stael, whose work he would have seen during his prolonged visits to France. Heath has written lucidly on abstract art and he makes the following comments about his own work: 'I became aware later of the significance of the whole surface of the canvas (through the works of Cézanne and Gris) and that the relationships in a picture could be planned and assembled rather than simply recorded .... I would like to feel that I work towards an experience rather than away from it, so that my pictures are not records of an experience in any particular sense but rather a construction with the elements of colours and line that may generate experience.' Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 75.5 x 63.5cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © The Estate of Adrian Heath
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 353

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