Anthony Heywood

The impact of Anthony’s work has been consistent throughout his career, and he has generated regional, national and international coverage because of the nature of his work. It involves using ready-mades natural materials and household detritus. This generates a particular aesthetic which challenges the observer’s perception of beauty. This has created public, press and media interest.

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‘Angels’ 1990’s  Another paradox emerges from this situation, and it is the phenomenon of the estranged values of the twentieth century culture. It is this. As a modernist culture and its successors became more inaccessible, self referential and remote, they found commercial favour sometimes precisely for these reasons. Art, while remaining an acknowledged minority taste was, and is, often pandered to by the media as an indicator of its own commitment to the wider cultural needs of society. Post modernism has signalled some re-evaluation of the cultural values and references, most evidently a critical redirection of thought which accommodates and utilises the past, but its interpretations are as diverse, and convoluted, and ultimately as inaccessible as the debates which surround modernism.