Mathilde Heu

Biography (En)

Mathilde Heu (b. 1993) is a Swiss artist and Illustrator based in London. Her work spans a wide range of practices including drawing, writing, installation, illustration and 2D animation. She freelances full-time, navigating between commercial work and personal projects.

Often of large scale and immersive by their nature, her installations and panorama-like drawings invite the audience to wander in landscapes or soundscapes that play with our senses and sense of scale.

“Heu is less interested in analogy, in drawing equivalences, than in those moments when we lose the sense of what we’re looking at, when we’re overwhelmed by what things could be.”

Biographie (Fr)

Mathilde Heu (née en 1993) est une artiste  multidisciplinaire Suisse originaire du Valais (St-Luc) qui vit et travaille à Londres. En 2016, Heu reçoit son diplôme en Arts Visuels à l’EDHEA (anciennement ECAV), et s’installe à Londres afin d’entreprendre un Master en Art Contemporain (option Critical Practice,  Royal College of Art), qu’elle obtient avec mention en 2018.  

Souvent d’échelles monumentales et immersives par leur nature, les installations présentées par Mathilde Heu invitent le public à se perdre dans des paysages, visuels ou sonores, qui jouent sur les sens et engagent le corps tout entier.

Portfolio previous years

2018

2019


Education

'Master in Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice Pathway)' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2018.

'Bachelor in Visual Arts' | ECAV (édhéa) | Sierre (CH), 2016.


Exhibitions

'Thought Bubble'
, Comic Art Festival (online edition) | Leeds (UK), 2020.

'A Dance Of Scale' | Assembly Point |  London (UK), 2019.

'Le Grand K' | Science Museum | London (UK), 2019.

'Le Grand K' | Gossamer Fog | London (UK), 2019.

'HIX Award' | Coutts Bank - The Strand | London (UK), 2019.

'HIX Award Show' | HIX Gallery | London (UK), 2018.

'Final Show' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2018.

'Are You Ready' | Museum of London | London (UK), 2017.

'Final Show' | Halles USEGO| Sierre (CH), 2016.

'D'un monde à l'autre' | Halles de Porrentruy | Porrentruy (CH), 2015.

'JJ/MM/AAAA' | Espace de la Grenette | Sion (CH), 2015.

'Le Grenier 7th edition' | Le Grenier | Lausanne (CH), 2014.


Stage Design

KMDT, 'Greater than Lion', London (UK), (Upcoming - 2021).


Publications / self-publications


'The Oyster' | self-publication | London (UK), 2019.

'After Image' | self-publication | London (UK), 2019.

'Infrathin in Translation' | Shades of Noir | London (UK), 2019.

'Is that a Ghost in the Shell?' | Le grand K | London (UK), 2019.

'Archive of the Forgetting' | Are you Ready? | London (UK), 2017.


Animation

Mark Kelly, music video clip 'Reflection', Vevey (CH), (Upcoming)

Chronyko Ltd, Game Teaser Animatic, Reading (UK), 2020.

"Samos - The Faces of our Border" directed by Shams Abou El Enein, Sion (CH), 2020.


Awards


'HIX Art Award' | People's Choice Winner | London (UK), 2018.

'IAAC' | Travel Bursary to Shanghai | London (UK), 2017.

'Master's Dissertation, Distinction' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2017.

'Bachelor's Dissertation, Distinction' | ECAV (édhéa) | Sierre (CH), 2016.


Residencies

'Hacker-In-Residence' | Imperial College London - Hackspace | London (UK), 2019.


Clients (Illustration)

10 Years On, London (UK), 2021.
Chronyko Ltd, Reading (UK), 2019 - 2020.
Dany Jollien, Sierre (CH), 2016, 2020.
Shams Abou El Enein, Sierre (CH), 2020.
BladeBug Ltd, London (UK), 2020.
Sharky And George Ltd, London (UK), 2019-2020.
The Exploration Society, London (UK), 2019-2020.
HIX Restaurants, London (UK), 2019.
Midnight Madness, London (UK), 2019 - 2021.
Atlantis Technologies Ltd, (USA), 2017.
Longshot Features, (USA), 2017.


Skills + Softwares

Illustration
Installation
Prop-making
Animatic + Storyboarding
Animation

Adobe Suite CC20 :
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- InDesign
- AfterEffects

Blender (Beginner)
Z-Brush (Beginner)
Formlabs (3D printing)
Wacom Intuos Pro

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