Helena Denholm

Epithelium
2017
Oil & mixed media on board
48x48cm (9x 14x14cm squares)
£2000
Warped IV
2019
Oil on board & mixed media
20x20cm
£995
Restless I
2017
Oil on board
25x25cm
£650
Contusion
2017
Oil on acrylic paint skin
100x100cm
£2500
Veil I
2017
Oil on Canvas
30x30cm
£595
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About the artist

Helena Denholm articulates an interest in the body as landscape, the transience of flesh; how it adapts and responds to lived experience, underpinned by an investigation of what happens when the digital encounters the analogue.

The translation of pixelated digital images into paint, places the digital under pressure. Painting introduces uncertainty in an autonomous and rigid system. Non-mechanical remediation attempts to mix and match colour, create compositional equivalence, and by the nature of this process, it inevitably fails by degree.

This approach to image making, therefore, generates difference. The material manifestation of the play of difference emerges in the differentiation of copy from original.

Her latest series of paintings investigate distortion of the square in both the physical form and the painted image. The edges of these ‘Warped’ sculptural paintings become the focus as the surface plane employing trompe l'oeil, visually alluding to a flat surface.  

 

 

 

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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