Lot 205 - Helen Beard - No Self
Oil on board (paper)
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Helen Beard's work vibrates with movement and colour in a celebration of the erotic experience. Using a rich palette and different perspectives to accentuate intimate acts, her paintings are typified by their utilisation of sinuous brush strokes in a motion akin to stroking skin. This distinctive texture and technique bring movement and energy to her work, emphasising the joy of sex via the female gaze.
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design
2023 - ‘The Tulips Are Too Excitable, It Is Winter Here’ @ Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam
2021 - ‘Lyrical Lines’ (prints) @ Paul Stolper Gallery, London
2020 - ‘The Desire Path’ @ Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam
2019 - ‘It’s Her Factory’ @ Unit, London
Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Helen Beard’s contribution to Art on a Postcard 2023 is conceived as a series, illustrating the different phases of the self. From the emerging 'Child Self' to the exploratory 'Adult Self' via 'No Self', when one is lost in motherhood, amid the hectic pace of family life and on towards the quieter, more introspective 'Elder Self', where a reconnection to oneself becomes possible.
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