april 11 // cycles - new works by josh heilaman
We are pleased to announce what will probably be a final showing of one of our all time favorite local artists, Josh Heilaman. Josh has a distinctly experimental quality to his works that blend fantasy characters with illustrative storytelling. Josh has built a reputable following with his work and has inspired many of us to look at life and art as one and not just something separate we do as as a weekend hobby. In his aptly titled show “Cycles” you will see the creative beginnings of his physical relocation to Japan this summer.
Come show you support for this influential local artist as he embarks on his next life chapter.
What is your medium/process? The works for this show are all mixed media drawings. I used ink, watercolor, and assorted markers on rice paper to create the drawings. The drawings were then affixed to wood panels.
Where are you from? I am from Oklahoma City, OK.
How would you describe your latest body of work? My latest body of work is primarily abstract with a heavy emphasis on line and space. Many of the pieces began as ambient watercolor works and evolved into their final forms through the addition of line. The works in this show are the result of a subconscious free form process, focused on experimentation.
What inspires you? This series is mostly inspired by the process of experimentation, itself.
How did you get started? I simply found art supplies and started experimenting.
What are your goals for the future? My immediate goals for the future involve relocating to Japan so I can reunite with my wonderful fiance, Akane. After that, I plan to obtain an MFA and begin teaching art.