Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts
About the Artist
Consistent with her own unorthodox and provocative concepts, LA-Based Artist Rebecca Heinicke is looking to inspire emotional equality through her complex Abstract and Expressionist paintings. Rebecca's creative process involves capturing raw feelings that are integrated within a specific emotion or subject and deconstructing them down to the core values. This process enables her to encapsulate the micro-expressions that construct visual emotions and reconfigure them in such a way that the viewer is able to feel the texture of the emotions and delve deep into a sense of empathy for the unfamiliar.
To truly inspire within art, is to create a point of chaos that connects to the viewer in the same moment it is bringing clarity. In order to build that passion within another person, I deconstruct whichever emotion I am conveying and explore it's singular expressions. Every feeling or subject that I want to expose is assembled and held together by minute particles, essentially, woven in between facets that provide texture. This texture is what makes the painting exceptional; it's the aspect that gives empathy to the viewer. By creating a painting that is of substance, passion, and congruency, I am working to uncover emotional equality between individuals that stand worlds apart."
The Human Collection
My latest body of work, The Human Collection, is a carefully curated series of my original paintings, arranged in such a way to reveal the complexities that layer individuals and bring light to the effect of generalizing people based on stereotypes attached to one character trait. Body image, mental health, life traumas, emotional state, all represent a minor piece of what a human is; these unique details are all the world sees instead of the whole picture. I use my work to uncover these layers and display how one factor doesn't define a person in entirety, as well as show the harsh truth of how many masks a person will put on to hide these traits.