Courtney Heather’s admiration for the mainstream media has been a large influence on her work. Similar to the effect music, novels, and cinema have, she is interested in that which distracts us from the mundane world. Since pleasure can only last so long these distractions persuade us to replay them infinitely, provoking further pleasure with each repetition.
Heather’s paintings draw on this notion, and her work revives film and video footage from the mainstream media. These scenes glamorise the ordinary and familiar and through her paintings Heather renders them immortal.
Heather was raised in California, which she describes as an ideal setting that both allures and deceives. Most recently she studied an MA in Fine Art and has exhibited in various spaces across London.