Heidi Yardley


Melbourne-based artist Heidi Yardley explores uncanny worlds of the familiar and strange in her depictions of fractured figures, scenes and still lives. By mining twentieth century visual archives, books, magazines and photographs, she appropriates images both digitally and physically, in recent times creating individual collages that become the source material for her detailed paintings and drawings. The artist uncovers her own personal history as well as that of the collective unconscious and intuitively reveals links and dialogues between pictures, reinventing the past by creating new and unique compositions. Her carefully articulated oil paintings and charcoal drawings conjure otherworldly scenarios of faded memory, surreal reinvention, and supernatural inference.

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