The Top 100 - Timed Auction

31 MAY 2021 - 24 JUNE 2021
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48. Realf Heygate

Fix (Fern)

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
25 x 20 cm.
Painted in 2019


£850 - 1,000

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'Fix (Fern)' is a hand-painted reproduction of a page from a catalogue of pioneering photographer Henry Fox Talbot. In ‘fixing’ the photographic image to paper, Fox Talbot mobilised the image as an infinitely reproducible entity.  The painting becomes a surface at which the mobilised image is physically re-fixed as a finite, unique object. Fox Talbot developed the photographic process in part due to his own feeling of insufficient draftsmanship. It allowed a process by which objects could be captured ‘without the aid of the artist’s pencil.’ However, when painted a human hand is re-introduced to the image.


Education: BA (First Class Honours) Fine Art, Central St Martins, 2014-2017

Recent Solo Exhibitions: Acheiropoieta, Peter von Kant, London, 2019. 
Recent Group Exhibitions: The Form Springs, Senesi Contemporanea, London, 2019. FORM, COB Gallery, London, 2018

Awards: Shortlisted for the Elephant x Griffin Art Prize 2018. Shortlised for the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize 2017.

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