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Helen Gørrill

Helen Gørrill

Other (PhD Contemporary Painting , 2016)

With First Class degrees in Painting, Drawing, and Textiles, Helen Gørrill received her contemporary painting research Doctorate in 2016, co-supervised by the Royal College of Art.

***Exclusive special offers for this artist***  For a limited time only, all purchases above £1,000 will be delivered with an exclusive Champagne gift box together with two glasses.  All purchases over £2,000 will come with an additional limited edition framed print of Cardi Queen B, a painting that was described as one of best in show by Architectural Digest at the most recent Miami Pulse (Art Basel week).. 

 

Her art book Women Can’t Paint was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury, to critical acclaim, and is now held in collections of prestigious institutions worldwide, including Tate, V&A, Stedelijk, the Met, Brooklyn Museum, the Finnish National Gallery, and many more. Helen’s artwork is also archived by the artabase at New York’s Brooklyn Museum alongside Tracey Emin, and her work is held in private collections across the world. In 2019, her portraits were selected at Miami Art Basel week (Pulse) as a highlight by Architectural Digest USA and Middle East.

 

Helen’s work has been written about in the national and international presses, and her defaced classic portraits form the centrepiece for London’s prestigious 5* Bankside Hotel. She’s also written for the Guardian on the arts, and her work mentioned in the new art ‘bible’ Great Women Artists published by Phaidon.

 

Helen works largely with mixed media, combining traditional oil paint with collage – the collage is not produced digitally but by hand; her artworks produced using techniques from within the field of expanded painting. Gørrill’s collages explore ideas about time, history and reality; using contemporary imagery that juxtaposes with the Old Masters she sets out to reappropriate. Her artwork focuses on vandalising old paintings and reviving art historical portraits through photobombing and incorporating elements from contemporary sub-cultures, and sometimes adds media such as lipstick, eyeliner and human hair. Within this context, the striking images hover between the renaissance and today’s climate of uncertainty; the deliberately defaced portraits by old masters refuse to become the passive objects they once were.  The artist invites us to go on a journey through the human soul in which we are challenged to find out who we are, who we might have been and who we could become.

 

You can learn more about Helen’s work at Bankside on this short film clip here: https://vimeo.com/313344575.

 

 

 

56 × 40 × 6 cm
  • £1,100.00
53 × 53 × 5 cm
  • £1,000.00
25.5 × 20.5 × 6 cm
  • £195.00
28 × 24 × 7 cm
  • £499.00
25.5 × 22.5 × 7 cm
  • £475.00
63 × 56 × 6 cm
  • £1,200.00
56 × 56 × 6 cm
  • £1,200.00
56 × 41 × 6 cm
  • £1,100.00
127 × 105 × 8 cm
  • £4,450.00
91 × 113 × 5 cm
  • £2,500.00
  • £1,250.00
35 × 28 × 5 cm
  • £600.00
91 × 66 × 5 cm
  • £2,400.00
57 × 44 × 8 cm
  • £1,765.00
65 × 55.5 × 4.5 cm
  • £1,895.00
65 × 55.5 × 4.5 cm
  • £1,895.00
98 × 56 × 3 cm
  • £2,500.00

Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair London Thu, 05/10/2018 to Sun, 05/13/2018
Affordable Art Fair London Sat, 09/02/2017
Buy Art Fair Manchester Manchester Fri, 09/26/2014 to Sun, 09/28/2014
Femmes Fatales Beverley Mon, 09/15/2014 to Wed, 10/15/2014
Wish You Were Here New York City Thu, 06/26/2014 to Sun, 07/20/2014
Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Fri, 11/15/2013 to Sun, 11/17/2013
Sweet 'Art Collective Show London Wed, 10/16/2013 to Thu, 10/31/2013
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London Thu, 11/01/2012 to Sun, 11/04/2012
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/25/2012 to Sun, 10/28/2012
Love where you live Derbyshire Thu, 07/19/2012 to Sat, 09/15/2012
United Arab Emirates London Fri, 07/13/2012 to Thu, 08/23/2012
Sex is not the Enemy London Fri, 12/24/2010 to Thu, 12/30/2010
21st Century Pin-ups London Thu, 05/13/2010 to Thu, 07/01/2010
Exposition Georges Bataille Paris Wed, 02/03/2010 to Wed, 02/10/2010
A Postcard says 1000 Words New York City Thu, 06/11/2009 to Wed, 07/22/2009
Morgue Studies London Wed, 05/13/2009 to Wed, 06/17/2009

Awards

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award (2016) Winner Thu, 12/22/2016

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