There They Go
Skeletons appear throughout Heyer’s work as playful figures, guiding the viewer toward new notions of time, life and the limits of the body. The artist both invites and resists the common association of skeletons with death by depicting them in various scenes.
Paul Heyer employs a lexicon of skeletons, blue apples and other natural elements to explore how imagination shapes our lived experience. He shows viewers new ways of seeing our world, while asking what kind of future we want to craft. Heyer’s hyper-saturated paintings recall symbolist and surrealist traditions, while embracing a queer perspective that challenges conventional boundaries.
This dreamlike painting depicts a scene with skeletons, guiding the viewer toward new notions of time, life and the limits of the body.More