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Weight of Absence, Original Artwork by Kayleigh Heydon


Weight of Absence, Original Artwork by Kayleigh Heydon, Charcoal on Watercolour Paper, 100mm x 150mm, 2021

About the work:

Weight of Absence, Original Artwork by Kayleigh Heydon.

This piece is part of Chromatic Retreat, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Australian artists exploring their practice within the limits of a largely achromatic palette.

“I wrote my thesis on achromatic works – on artists’ use (of lack-there-of) of colour. I looked closely at Reinhardt, Rauschenberg, Malevich and even composer John Cage and how these artists responded to their political and personal environments; where huge shifts were taking place, they began echoing their emotional responses to their environments in their works. They seemed to deduct rather than add, to create simplicity, to communicate a numbness, to make space in their application and mirror their fatigue. It seems fitting to be given such a task at this time,” Heydon says.

“My artworks use intense contrast and solid lines to create a separateness between moments and use different shades created from the weight of my hand to communicate the heaviness of different emotions.”

About the Artist:

Manchester born, Melbourne-based, multidisciplinary artist Kayleigh Heydon fills the canvas with a rich tapestry of shape and colour. This lively interaction gives each work its own distinct sense of energy and an unmistakable joie de vivre.

Artwork Details:

– Charcoal on Watercolour paper
– Framed in Victorian Ash
– Artwork dimensions 150 x 100mm, within a frame of 395 x 340mm.

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H: 395mm
W: 340mm



Kayleigh Heydon

Charcoal on Watercolour Paper

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