Marc Heaton


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Through the appropriation and mediation of found images my work aims to consider our fundamental need to interact with, and therefore make sense of the world we live in.
I focus on the polarising inaccuracies that corresponds directly with our inability to interpret both the individual and collective from a purely visual perspective.
Historical photographic portraits, juxtaposed with similar contemporary compositions act as a point of departure to allow the removal of any tangible authority within the original archival piece. This dissociation of the familiar helps to encourage a
receptive state of mind, to promote sensations that relate more readily with the instability of surrealism.
The manipulated compositions demonstrate a capacity for narrative, albeit a variable narrative which is linked directly to the viewer’s own conscious, realised through a personal reassessment of the most instinctive of human needs: the desire to read and understand the human face.
Exhibitions

2015 Hung Drawn & Curated, Castlefield Gallery Manchester
2015 Neo:gallery27, Crook Street Collective, Accretion
2015 Signature Art Prize, Directors pick, London
2015 Pop Living, Schwartz Gallery, London

2014 Beep Wales International Painting Exhibition, Swansea
2014 West Lancs Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk (Commendation)
2014 Short listed for the Threadneedle prize London 2014
2014 Neo: gallery22, Arbitrary Ground exhibition

2013 Neo: gallery22, Neo: Winter Salon.
2013 Short listed for the National Open Art Competition, London
2013 Neo: gallery22, Crook Street Collective, Palimpsest group exhibition
2013 Short listed for the Threadneedle prize, London
2013 West Lancs Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2013 Fine Art Degree Show group exhibition, Bolton University

2012 West Lancs Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2012 The Cube Gallery Manchester, Access Approved, Moot Point exhibition

2011 Bolton Museum Open art exhibition
2011 Turnpike Gallery Leigh Open exhibition
2011 Oxhey Mills gallery Preston group exhibition
2011 West Lancs Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery Ormskirk







 
Empirical Suffrage
Empirical Suffrage



Empirical Suffrage
Empirical Suffrage



Mass Produced Perfection
Mass Produced Perfection



Subliminal Order
Subliminal Order



Renounced
Renounced



Trilogy
Trilogy