, from 2015, demonstrates a rigorous investigation of materials. A folded swathe of Hessian fabric is dusted with a swipe of white pigment. For its textural integrity and organic sensibility, O.T.
resin sculpture. Dried, split puddles of epoxy and frayed fabric edges reveal the artist’s minimalist sensibility. In another work of the same name, a small yet dramatic splattering of orange nail polish enlivens a flank of clean, white styrofoam.
In his cool, even-handed approach, Heinzmann tempers freewheeling, gestural movements with a sense of restraint. In one moment, he may focus on applying an admixture of materials, but in another he relinquishes control and allows certain earthly elements—gravity, for one—to act upon the surface with natural, poetic grace. The artist invites viewers into his dynamic, well-balanced world, greeting them with spinning galaxies of color, compelling bits of material interplay, and rich textural juxtapositions that suggest mysterious force fields of the beyond.