Lot 226 - Unskilled Worker - Stranger-Baby
Lot 226 - Unskilled Worker - Stranger-Baby
Lot 226 - Unskilled Worker - Stranger-Baby

Lot 226 - Unskilled Worker - Stranger-Baby

Acrylic and Gouache on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Helen Downie is a London based critically acclaimed artist, best known for her idiosyncratic and expressive style of painting. Working under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, Downie’s distinctive style of painting is both intimate and evocative, mixing characters and nature with the ephemeral and fantastical. Her work has been described as ‘a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion.’  
 
While Downie’s work is rooted at the intersection of the dream and the definite, Downie says ‘the tenor of my work has become more intentional and unapologetic. My colour palette provides the noise of this feeling. I consider tones and hues by finding a sense of musicality in how they relate, and the presence of symbols and of certain motifs as a vocabulary of feelings.” 
 
Downie’s work has attracted a large audience worldwide and has appeared in many international publications. Her paintings are collected nationally and internationally and have been exhibited at galleries across the world including London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Madrid, Italy Tokyo and Shanghai. 

 

Education 

 

Self taught 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

2022 | ‘ ONE CUP OF SUGAR’ solo exhibition | Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea | Milan 
2021 | 39th edition of the annual ‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London 
2021 | ‘No Fear in Trying’ Institut London 
2021 | W1 Curates | London 
2020 | Hauser & Wirth, London | exhibition & charity auction  
2019 | The Crossing, London, Los Angeles and Dallas | ‘ONE SMALL STEP’  
2019 | D MUSEUM, Seoul | ‘I draw’ exhibition  
2018 | Aki Atelier Gallery | Seoul  
2017 | Mother, London| ‘The Great Women Artists’ 
2017 | The Qube at PMQ | Hong Kong  
2016 | Shape Arts Gallery, London | exhibition and charity auction 
2015 | Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai | ‘No Longer/ Not Yet’  
 

Gallery Representation 

 

Self represented 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

A little piece of something far bigger. 
 

 

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