Central to Thomas Heidt`s practice is a willingness to embrace the elements of chance. Heidt spends much of his time planning and carrying out experiments which test the limitations of his chosen materials through repetitive and process driven strategies.
Heidt's preferred mediums of choice include common stationary items such as highlighter, ballpoint pen and liquid paper. Mathematical principles of chance are employed to determine the use of shape and pattern in much of Heidt's work. This approach allows the artist to fully exploit his favoured method of working, without pre-conceived outcomes. When the dialogue between materiality and process has been exhausted, a sense of conceptual and emotional clarity is evident and the work is deemed to be complete.
Thomas is entering into a mentorship to help him develop a new body of work and to engage a curator to mentor his development in order for him to exhibit in the eastern states.
By Thomas Heidt
Over the last weeks I had contact with Andrew Gaynor several times via phone and email and gave him an account of how I think and work as an artist.
We are still working on it but Andrew has sent me two drafts of an essay that we are going to use as an 'introduction letter' for potential galleries in Melbourne.
I am very happy how our project is progressing.
Andrew has the ability to express eloquently and to the point what my art is all about.
It is also rewarding for me to write down my thoughts about my art. Something I usually dont do to that extent, it helps me to clarify how to maintain and refine my practise as an artist.
So far I am confident that with time, a bit of luck and Andrew's support I will be able to show my work in Melbourne.
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