Single Volume on Volume
This painting employs patterns of imagery appropriated from and reminiscent of digital production. This work is part of a new series by the artist. In these compositions, Heilbron continues her signature use of patterns, bright colors and hyper-stylized symbols of young women and flowers. The artist employs these elements to explore the complex codes behind the systems of femininity embedded in our culture. Each painting in this series draws viewer's into a visual experience that operates on a slower timeline.
Heilbron's work addresses gender fluidity and identity, proposing feminine visual realities as the center around which all other images evolve. Likewise, the artist explores the visual language of the handmade to examine the creation and consumption of digital images.
Alex Heilbron’s portrait-oriented paintings employ patterns of floral motifs, geometric shapes and rigid lines to explore femininity—as well as the creation and consumption of digital images. The artist’s compositions are linked visual narratives where a repeated feminine figure moves seamlessly from one work to the next. Addressing societal conversations of gender fluidity and identity, Heilbron’s paintings propose feminine visual realities as the center around which all other images evolve.
Alex Heilbron was born in San Rafael, California in 1987. The artist received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in California in 2009, and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany from 2014-2017. Heilbron received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020.
Solo exhibitions of Heilbron’s work include: Time and Intent at Meliksetian | Briggs in Los Angeles, California; High Shame at Hiestand Galleries at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and Scent Description for a Young Woman at Ashley Berlin in Germany.
Group exhibitions that have shown Heilbron’s work have taken place at: LAXART in Los Angeles, California; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, Russia; Cosmo Sports in Düsseldorf, Germany; Good Forever in Düsseldorf, Germany; Contemporary Fine Art in Berlin, Germany; and Unit/Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, Canada.
Heilbron won the William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award in 2019 and the Helen Frankenthaler Scholarship in 2019/2020.
Heilbron lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
This painting employs patterns of imagery appropriated from and reminiscent of digital production—while drawing viewer's into a visual experience that operates on a slower timeline. The artist's work explores the complex codes behind the systems of femininity embedded in our culture.More