Euan Heng

“Euan Heng calmly pursues a singular quest: to reduce our experience to a crystalline essence” Ross Moore

“The logic of Heng’s images can seem like that of dreams, proffering suggestive ciphers and symbols”  Justin Clemens

Euan Heng explores the role of abstraction in figuration in his painting, printmaking and drawing practice. Much of his work derives from something seen, heard or remembered, but Heng also plays with artifice and the imaginary. His fascination with flatness, expressed with immediacy and economy is influenced by his interest in Italian iconography, medieval frescoes, Chinese ancestor portraits and 16th century Mughal art. His elegant meditations on line and shape incorporate recurring motifs from the artist’s career, including the portrait, stripped of many features; the tree, sharp and geometric; and the sea, which figured so strongly in the artist’s early life as a merchant seaman.

The Scottish-born artist has lived in Australia since 1977 and has exhibited extensively here and abroad. His work is represented in public and university museum collections in all states of Australia and in Scotland. Euan Heng recently retired from his role as Associate Professor in Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne. He held many prestigious and senior appointments during his academic career. Heng has participated in visiting artist/lectureships and residences in Australia and overseas, including the Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome in 1999 and a Royal Scottish Academy Residency in Scotland in 2010. In 2004 he received the Australian Council for University Art and Design Schools Distinguished Research Award.

Euan Heng lives and works in Melbourne.  

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Euan Heng, Equilibrium (grey), 2014, oil on linen, 127 x 122cm, 16805

Equilibrium (grey), 2014
oil on linen
127 x 122cm
16805

Selected Stock

Euan Heng
Little lamp painting, 2008
oil on linen
40.5 x 36cm
11475

Euan Heng
Little lamp painting, 2008
oil on linen
40.5 x 36cm
11476

Euan Heng
Untitled #2, 2013
liquid acrylic on paper
20 x 18cm
16027

Euan Heng
Untitled #3, 2013
liquid acrylic on paper
20 x 18cm
16032

Euan Heng
By and large, 2016
oil on linen
92 x 87cm
18118

Euan Heng
Wherever, 2016
oil on linen
122 x 66cm
17857

Euan Heng
Untitled head No.3, 2017
painted steel
1/3
30.5 x 12 x 12cm
20407

Euan Heng
King & Queen, 2018
painted steel
1/3
28 x 14 x 10.5cm; 28 x 14 x 9cm
20428

Euan Heng
Little Icarus painting, 2018
oil on wooden panel
40 x 35cm
20424

Euan Heng
Orient, 2018
oil on panel
122 x 78.5cm
20425

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.