Heidi Spector is a geometric minimalist artist. She purposefully opts for her work to convey an upbeat and lively disposition through the use of vivid and repetitive patterns. The works project a natural sense of optimism and joy, and are actually inspired by techno beats and club-life. Being inspired by popular music, each work’s title is based on song lyrics, from recording artists such as Duke Ellington, Amy Winehouse or Tiësto.
Her works are created with acrylic painted color on Russian birch panels, cubes or columns, applied in geometric compositions. They are then finished with resin, smoothed out by a blowtorch, which acts as a glass or reflective coating. Spector ultimately wants the result to be as pristine as possible, since the more glass-like the finish, the better the chance the viewer can see their reflection and become implicated in the work.
Spector has stated that American color field artists such as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Frank Stella have largely inspired her work, and that the direct influence during her creative process stems from the music playing in her studio at the time she is working on a piece.
Heidi Spector currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada.