Geraldine van Heemstra
Living and working in London provides a sharp contrast to the silent and spacious Scottish Hebrides. However, both places stimulate, challenge, and inform Geraldine van Heemstra’s artistic practice. The external forces in nature, either in the city or wilderness, and its unpredictability, are what drive her. She explores the experiential nature of sound and movement in the materiality of her mark-making. Rather than offering an image of a place, Geraldine finds synergy in the moment and movement of her body and the gestural mark-making of her drawings, prints and installations. She welcomes the chance elements of Wind and Weather to resonate through her process.
Inspired by walking, she says, “The practice of walking reconnects me with the infinite natural world. In the shadowland where overthinking stops and feeling begins, I work with drawing devices created from found objects. Walking with these devices, recording elemental intangibility, I become a conduit for the unseen. My work is a translation of my interaction with the natural world.
|The Norman Acroyd Prize for etching||City and Guilds of London Art School||Winner||Mon, 09/07/2020|
|The Clifford Chance Postgraduate Printmaking in London 2019: A Survey of London Art Colleges||Clifford Chance||Nominated For||Mon, 02/11/2019|