Travis Heinrich’s practice explores relationships to the quotidian and phenomenological experiences triggered by them. His video installations use tromp l’oeil painting techniques in combination with evanescent elements that act as catalyst for the viewer to expand upon. There are certain objects that call for our attention, like a campfire or lava lamp, that can be uninteresting because of how they are deemed to be the objects in our world worth observing. Instead, Travis’ work investigates phenomena that do not hold that invitation. This wonder abounds in many situations, yet often goes unseen. With the use of a camera Travis plucks these moments from their context to observe what would otherwise be ignored. It is merely a suggestion, however; he does not push a proposition, but rather his work acts as a catalyst for the viewer’s own interpretation.
Travis Heinrich holds Bachelor of Fine Arts (first-class honours) from ANU School of Art, Canberra, 2011, and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT. Travis is a multi-disciplinary artist, although is best known for his immersive video installations. Selected solo exhibitions include: Kinetic Paintings, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne 2014; Skying, Rearview Gallery, Melbourne 2013; and Travis H Heinrich, M16 Artspace, Canberra 2012. Travis has participated in several group exhibitions including shows at Seventh Gallery, The Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Museum and Gallery, and as part of the Channels video art festival.
Experimental, Installation, Light Art, Mixed Media
Film Making, Multimedia, Editing, Audio/Sound, Animation, Video
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Writing services, Social media services, Performance, Professional development training, Film preproduction/production/editing sessions, Exhibitions, Curating, Audio or video recording, Art instructions/lessons
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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Sutton Gallery, ArtsHub, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Fairfax Media
Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne (Current)
Master of Art and Cultural Management, University of Melbourne, 2013 (Incomplete)
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), ANU School of Art, 2011.