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HEATH WEST

LOS ANGELES, CA

 

Arrange enough edges together, and they'll form a frame. Arrange enough edges within the space of a frame, and they’ll begin to form a place. The spatial elements of a painting provide the foundation of storytelling. By reducing the subject to space and color, West constrains the architectural space of the painting with planes of color and line work, forming spatial harmonies and poetics. Through color choice, line weight, and shape defining, West’s work references not only the history of painting, but also architectural theory, philosophy, and cinema, by translating their spatial elements of storytelling into painted form.

 

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Heath West holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He has participated in group shows at 0-0 in Los Angeles, Harper’s Books in East Hampton, Nomadic at California Institute of the Arts, and the Agathe/Vi se pa Kunst booth at NADA NYC. In 2017, he was the recipient of an artist grant in painting from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York City. In 2018, West presented Haus Paintings, a solo exhibition at Dillon Kyle Architects in Houston and participated in See You Next Thursday’s presentation at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York. This October, West will also present a solo show of site specific paintings at the Cabin in Los Angeles where he now lives and works.