Ben Nevis on Blue
About the work
Place: Department for International Trade, King Charles Street
During a residency at Cambridge University, Claude Heath worked with astronomy and aerial photography staff to produce images derived from stereoscopic photographs of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. This work is based on photographs he sketched while continuously looking through a stereoscope. Some individual marks that represented natural features in the original drawings, were replaced with an abstract system of dots and dashes.
About the artist
Claude Heath was born in London in 1964. He studied philosophy at King’s College in London from 1983 to 1986, where he became interested in exploring systems of knowledge and how they are cognitively organized. He began working as an artist directly after completing his BA, with solo exhibitions at Hales Gallery London in 1995 and 1998. Heath won the NatWest Art Prize 1999. He has had solo exhibitions in New York (2001); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2002); the Netherlands (2006); Austria (2008) and Berlin (2005 and 2008).
Claude Heath (1964 - )
- Ben Nevis on Blue
- Acrylic on polyester
- height: 180.00 cm, width: 186.00 cm
- Purchased from the artist, December 2004
- verso on stretcher bar: CLAUDE HEATH 180cm x 186cm ; verso on stretcher cross bar: BEN NEVIS ON BLUE CLAUDE HEATH / 2004
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