Sam Heydt and Noella Lopez on Marrow Series

Sam Heydt and Noella Lopez on Marrow Series

Marrow Series Review by Noella Lopez

Heydt’s interprets the present through her unique perception and storytelling approach and recreates the past with objects, places, portraits. Marrow is her most abstract and colourful series so far. These large shiny images (mounted on Perspex) are beautiful, all encompassing and intriguing. With each series, Heydt’s seems to reinvent herself and creates yet a new vision and a new interpretation of her world. With Marrow the artist seems to articulate the lack of tangibility of our world, hijacked by technology, advertising and mass communication to the detriment of the individual and its inner essence. Like a chameleon adapting to its environment, splashes of colour crash and blend forming abstract images disguising our fractured identities.

Noella Lopez 2015


Marrow Series by Sam Heydt

Never in focus - the world - a blur of movement amidst globalisation and the obscurity of social media. The social landscape has become a noisy, fractured space dominated by advertisements. Amid the onslaught of media images, we experience life as a sequence of schizophrenic moments.  Entangled in an endless cycle of distraction, the western world inhabits the space of post-history where all grand narratives dissipate and technological dependency diminishes the tangibility of our experiences.  Our collective consciousness has been reduced to a scattered blur that drifts from the new multiplex, the old strip mall, from one meal to the next, twitter, a text message, a coffee - medium or large, a cigarette, numbing hours of TV, all unnaturally constructed “needs”.  Our attention is hijacked by the seductive glow of flickering promises tied to a brand. Truth is lost amongst the arbitrary and insignificant objectives semiotically spun and ingrained.  It spins now out of control, beyond reparation perhaps, and yet we sit placidly in front of the flickering screen sedated by the media and the false promises it proposes for the future it truncates.

Sam Heydt 2014



Pap Smear by Sam Heydt

Photograph - Marrow Series - Pigment Print Face-Mounted on Acrylic - 90cm x 160cm x 4cm

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