Plus One Gallery is please to present a solo show of work by Gus Heinze.
This exhibition focuses on some of the recurring themes in is his work such as building entrances, trains, engines and city scenes. What sets his work apart from that of other Photorealist is his interpretation of these scenes and his subject matter. Finding abstract patterns in the natural and the commonplace, especially in terms of grids, Heinze’s subjects range from the graphic inner workings of a gritty tractor to the perfect linear structures of modern buildings. A distinguishing characteristic of his paintings involves the selected viewpoint. He paints only what he intends for the viewer to see.
Born in Germany in 1926 and beginning his formal training in New York in his early twenties, Heinze’s art carries with it a fundamental understanding of our world as his artistry is not limited to or hindered by a prescribed hierarchy of scenery, but rather his gift is expressed in his innate ability to find, and ultimately capture, the splendor of any setting through the distillation of its parts. An intentionally 'abstract' Photorealist artist, his arrangement and his compositional sense rather than his subject matter, are the signature of his style and, like an abstract artist, Heinze’s primary focus is on the relationship between colour and space whereas object specifics and location are secondary.
One of the original members of the American Photorealist movement, Heinze brings to realism an invigorated excitement and abstract composition of juxtaposed shapes and forms as well as subtle colours which leave the viewer with a sense of harmony and order among familiar urban objects.
Gus Heinze lives and works in California