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Abe Heuer

Born 1956 - Johannesburg. As a child I explored various ways of creating artistic things and as a youngster I also designed and made my own toys to play with and in my early teens I started with oil paints painting for myself and family. In my early 20's I discovered Interior Design while doing a part time acting course. I studied interior design for 3 yrs. Art history and fine art was part of the studies and this opened my mind to a new self discovery for fine art. As a student I started doing fine art and also selling it at the artist market. After a 30yr career in interior design of which 20yrs was specializing in int & ext signage I finally called it quits as the fine art flame was now burning stronger than ever within me and I took early retirement to do my fine art, now on a full-time basis. My current work is in acrylics. Acrylics have a fast drying time and I can finish a painting one at a time so that I can capture my thoughts and feelings for that particular subject. My paintings are not realistic renderings allthough they appear detailed. They are going towards a more emotive and organic expressiveness and at times semi-abstract especially my landscapes. I greatly admire Jackson Pollock's total freedom of expression and his contribution as an abstarct expressionist. I also exlore my expressiveness in my abstract work and as with all my work I like to see how the acrylic paint reacts to my expression and how the painted textures & patterns appear after applying them especially a day after when the paintings is dry and has 'settled' - it's like magic. I love and paint landscapes but I want to paint anything and everything that catches my eye and senses and evokes a response within me. I always have my camera with me I would capture this and put it in my data-base for later interpretation when I want to paint the subject and recapture the feelings and mood. Painting gives meaning to my life and is an act of creation. We are all co-creators in the universe in one way or another irrespective of the fields we are in. We are all searching for a sense of purpose in life and this sense of purpose in my life is the reason why I like to create something on a canvas that has nothing on it and takes me back to a poem I wrote as a student in the early 80's about creation called........ "Nothing" What if there was Nothing Not even Nothing for even Nothing is something Otherwise you wouldn't even mention Nothing.
Abe Heuer