Heidi Fourie

Unfurling

After a period of intense change, Fourie found inspiration in the serene landscape of Witklipfontein. Inspired by the landscape’s ancient tales written in its rocks and the wildlife that roams freely, Fourie embarked on a transformative exploration. Upon arrival, Fourie was captivated by the area’s natural wonders and found solace in collecting the delicate wings of insects, mesmerised by how their intricate patterns mirrored the landscape’s markings. Eventually Fourie created Swye, a large, wing-like object fashioned from sticks. Swye became her companion, enduring unexpected trials, including an overnight encounter with a puff adder on the aptly named Snake Mountain. Through moonlit walks and shared experiences, Swye became a conduit for Heidi Fourie’s exploration of self and landscape, guiding her brush to create paintings that reflect the essence of transition and transformation. Her dedication to process and fascination with untamed landscapes create a bountiful visual story  and an intimate view into her vulnerable journey of introspection. 

Fourie has recently visited the Witklipfontein Artist Residency located in the Vredefort Dome subsequent to her presentation of works as part of DKP’s Latitudes Art Fair installation in 2023. Preluding her residency was her fifth collaboration with the David Krut Workshop where she created a body of monotypes For this collaboration, she worked closely with printmaker Kim-Lee Loggenberg–Tim. She translated her sketches onto Perspex in varying shades, from deepest black to lightest grey and gradually incorporated watercolour washes to enhance the depth of the work. These monotypes embrace lyrical loops and winding strokes to create her compositions. Fourie’s painterly marks are not mere representations; they are subjects in themselves. Her ability to create deliberate and enigmatic marks creates a dialogue between intention and spontaneity. Like gorges carved by gravity and densities Fourie’s brushstrokes become pathways, echoing the natural forces that shape our existence.  

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                                 David Krut Projects & RMB Latitudes Art Fair 2024

Flew

Oil paint on board

91 x 63 cm

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Orbit

Oil on board

52.5 x 54 cm

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Catching Light

Oil paint on board

54 x 70 cm

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Up the pass

Oil on board

70 x 54 cm

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Relocation

Oil paint on board

42 x 59 cm

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Swye beside

Drawing

42 x 59 cm

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Cloud Echo

Drawing

30 x 21 cm

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Relocation study

Drawing

30 x 42 cm

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First day from memory

Drawing

46 x 37 cm

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Works made

on paper at 

the David Krut Workshop

Wet feet

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

28.9 x 21.7 cm

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Cairn

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

19.3 x 15.5 cm

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Adrift

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

66.3 x 76.5 cm

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Elsewhere

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

66.4 x 76.5 cm

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Small reaches

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

32 x 26.7 cm

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He kept coming back to it

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

66.5 x 76.7 cm

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Hoping to find more

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

77.7 x 64.5 cm

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Whose dog is this

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

28.3 x 21.7 cm

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Reaches

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

77.7 64.5 cm

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She felt ready

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

47.8 x 53.8 cm

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She handled the cold

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

34.7 x 41.8 cm

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On her mark

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

22.4 x 27.8 cm

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Tree climber I

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

17 x 19.8 cm

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Tree climber II

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

17 x 19.8 cm

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Tree climber III

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

17 x 19.8 cm

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Holding

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

15.4 x 19.8 cm

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Her way through

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

22.4 x 27.9 cm

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Dream state

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

22.4 x 27.9 cm

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Ripples were felt

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

42.5 x 49.8 cm

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We spent a week there

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

66.5 76.7 cm

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Sleep falls

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

55 x 46.7 cm

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Saturated

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

51.5 x 35.8 cm

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Breather

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

71 x 87.5 cm

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Moving through

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

90.1 x 72.3 cm

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Plunge

Watercolour monotype with handpainting

32 x 26.7 cm

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Paintings

Extending from the

RMB Latitudes Art Fair

2024 Presentation

Wish

Painting on board

134 x 173 cm

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Pursuit

Painting on board

134 x 173 cm

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Taken up

Painting on board

173 x 134 cm

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Confront

Oil on board

54 x 70 cm

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Release

Oil on board

60 x 70 cm

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Grasp

Oil on board

70 x 60 cm

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Repose

Oil on board

70 x 54 cm

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Feel

Oil on board

70 x 54 cm

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Exploring Boundaries: Heidi Fourie’s journey from sketch to print

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