Ryan is a member of BACKLIT studios, his work explored mark making and manipulation, in the material and simulated sense. He revives lost and hidden residual markings from his external environment and reinvents their purpose or meaning through graphical painting. Heath has exhibited domestically and internationally in venues including TAC, Eindhoven (2018) Backlit Gallery, Nottingham (2018) The Harley Gallery, Welbeck (2017) and Nottingham New Theatre (2017).
The visuals in my current series of standing paintings come from unassuming places with my passage through the city in common. Some examples of these may be dry adhesive marks; gradients from the graphics of a local business or elements borrowed from forgotten & defunct signage. The process is a sort of auditioning – bringing forms, materials and subjects together – they act as a map-like image, hopefully showing the physical footprint of place through playful mark-making and composition.
UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019