Hypnagogic | In These Colours We Dream
A Solo Exhibition from Heath Hearn:
Private View Saturday 21 November 6pm

21 November - 6 December, 2015

Heath Hearn Solo Exhibition

Previewing at AAF Battersea, October 2015.  Continue scrolling for a preview of works from the upcoming show. 

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Hypnagogic, 'In these Colours we Dream'
Hypnagogia, is a type of hallucinatory dream that can occur within the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep.

Goya, with his 'The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters' painting in 1799 and Henry Fuseli's 'The Nightmare' in 1781 are just two examples of how painters over the years have tried to express the hypnagogic state.

From early childhood to present day I've always had Hypnagogic and prophetic dreams. Abstract and fragmented shapes resembling people,animals, landscapes and sometimes even numbers seem to be projected in vivid flat colours, in front of my eyes.

Other dreams of dark creatures from other worlds, regularly sit on my bed at night, with their very real presence and smell paralysing me with fright.

These creatures from our dreams, probably gave rise to the medieval legend of the Succubus and Incubus.

'Hypnagogic and 'In these Colours we Dream', consists of two different bodies of work, representing the onset of wakefulness and the onset of sleep.


'Hypnagogic', began as an expression of the darker side of the conscious mind.  Succubus and Incubus mingle with voodoo figures, magic folklore, superstition and prophecy.
 

'In these Colours we Dream', started to take form as a reaction to the paintings from the Hypnagocic series.
Born from the notion, that vivid fragmented shapes are how we actually see our dreams whilst asleep, which are then translated back to more familiar forms through the conscious mind, as we awake.

On this premise my work changed into large flat simple shapes of colour that could be likened to the back light of a computer screen.

This very 21st century form of 'new light' and colour seemed the perfect way to assemble my Hypnagogic vision.

 
- Heath Hearn
Belladonna Belladonna
oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
 
Ballerina Ballerina
Oil on panel
60 x 60 cm
SOLD
 
Before the Chimes Before the Chimes
Oil on panel
40 x 70 cm
 
Birds in the Flower Birds in the Flower
Oil on panel
60 x 60 cm
 
Cockfight Cockfight
oil on canvas
85 x 120 cm
 
Everything Merges Within Everything Merges Within
oil and graphite on panel
53 x 122 cm
SOLD
 
Fibonacci Shelf Fibonacci Shelf
Oil on panel
25 x 75 cm
 
FIbonacci_s WIndow Fibonacci's WIndow
Oil on panel
60 x 75 cm
SOLD
 
Fire Engine Fire Engine
Oil on panel
30 x 80 cm
 
Holding the Merchild Holding the Merchild
Oil on panel
60 x 60 cm
 
Holding the Oracle Holding the Oracle
Oil on panel
60 x 60 cm
 
In Search of the Magic well In Search of Magic
Oil on panel
62 x 62 cm
SOLD
 
In Every Dream Home_ a Heartache In Every Dream Home, a Heartache
Oil on panel
85 x 140 cm
SOLD
 
In Search of the Magic well In Search of Magic
Oil on panel
62 x 62 cm
SOLD
 
Matador Matador
oil on canvas
86 x 110 cm
 
Toro Toro
Oil on panel
60 x 75 cm
SOLD
 
Prophecy Prophecy
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
SOLD
 
Shangri-La Shangri-La
Oil on panel
60 x 60 cm
 
Summer Vase Summer Vase
oil and graphite on panel
70 x 50 cm
SOLD
 
Taxi Taxi
Oil on panel
55 x 70 cm
SOLD
 
The Windswept Tree The Windswept Tree
oil and graphite on canvas
62 x 62 cm
SOLD