Australian born Heath Kane grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney in the late 1970’s and 80’s. An optimistic time for surf and skate culture which gave Heath a real sense of hope and belonging, defining a lot of his world views.
Heath set off to explore the world in his early 20s where he worked at the forefront of design for many of the world’s leading advertising and branding agencies. Later returning to art, his debut collection was inspired by his own commercial art background combined with the origins of urban art. His approach is to create simple, iconic and memorable pieces that have the ability to tell stories and are linked to a larger narrative. His artwork often hints at subversive themes. “The important thing for me is not just what it looks like and feels like, it is what it makes you think”.
Heath later decided to make graphic design a career, after a failed attempt to become an animator. It was this path that took him to Denmark, USA, and finally the UK where he lives now. “What I loved about London was how cosmopolitan it was – the most diverse place I have ever lived.”
A move away from London followed relocating a small country town where he set up his studio, where his first iconic piece ‘Rich Enough To Be Batman’ was conceived.
Since then he have continued to make art in response to what is happening in the world – often scary and troubling things.
Echoing his mother words "somewhere I must have gone wrong raising you". Heath has not been one to stay on the straight and narrow path.
With an insatiable curiosity for oddities and irregularities in life, Heath’s eyes are always open finding new things."