The work of Fergus Heron involves interrelated explorations of commonplace landscapes and architecture. His principal artistic concern is making pictures of ordinarily encountered places that form connections between the urban, rural, modern and traditional, acknowledging landscape conventions and documentary histories.
The working process involves on-going projects consisting of single photographs and closely resembling pairs or sequences of each subject. A view camera is used with only available light to make consistently structured and highly detailed photographs with an intensified stillness and extended sense of time. All works emphasise photography as a medium and technology through which to decelerate and distil our seeing.
Fergus Heron studied at the Royal College of Art and the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.He was nominated for the Jerwood Artist Platform and his work has been exhibited internationally in group shows at the Museum for Contemporary Art Roskilde, Denmark; K3 Zurich, Switzerland; Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy and at Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House, London; George and Jorgen, London; Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and was included in the first major exhibition of Photography at Tate Britain; ‘How We Are: Photographing Britain’.