Helena will be showing a collection of her new paintings at the N22 Open studios this weekend. Helena’s practice explores the possibilities of painting in the liminal space between abstraction and representation. She is constantly intrigued by how visual information – such as colour and gestural mark making – can allude to something that is difficult to define or identify clearly as a particular thing in the world, whilst at the same time being recognisable aesthetically as an ‘abstract’ painting. She pays close attention to the ever-changing possibilities that the fluid medium of paint offers in the moment of being worked and manipulated. But the paintings are also affected by her intuitive responses to the specific objects and collages she uses as their starting point.
The N22 Open Studios is now in it’s 15th year and has 120 artists displaying works over all mediums. The studios are open from the 8th to the 10th November 2013 at the Chocolate Factory, Clarendon rd, Wood Green, N22 8XJ