Diana Heeks

Elected to RCA in 2019

I work across a spectrum of ideas and materials, taking inspiration from many sources; other artists, landscape, literature, and often from the materials themselves. My approach is intuitive, with a process that  often starts playfully and then becomes more serious and specific.

In a world where many artists stay faithful to one style or set of themes, I seem to need diversity. A statement by Blinky Palermo strikes a chord with me: ”I pursue no specific direction in the sense of style. I have no programme, what I have is an aesthetic concept, whereby I try to keep as many expressive options open for myself as possible.”