Lot 407 - Helen Dixon - Rain 3/4
Cyanotype on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Helen is a London-based artist who works predominantly with the cyanotype photographic process, which uses simple chemistry, light and water to produce a prussian blue image. Hand drawn images take the place of a photographic negative to produce the final print. She has long been fascinated by weather and the continuous movement of energy in nature, constant and without resolution. Using archive media from the National Meteorological Library and Archive and her own photographs, notes and observational drawings as reference, she considers the fundamental character of phenomena that are inherently elusive, transitory and without shape.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London Foundation (drawing), Camberwell College of Arts, London EXHIBITIONS Selected
Summer (Winter) Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (London), Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (London), Movement, Tate Modern (London), 166th Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy (Bristol), Wells Art Contemporary, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, (Somerset), neo:Proof Print, neo:gallery23 (Bolton), Bainbridge Print Open, ASC Gallery (London), 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (London), Shape Arts, Platform Southwark (London), 164th Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy (Bristol), Spectrum, PS Mirabel, (Manchester), Alienation, The Ground Floor Gallery (New York, USA) and James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia, USA), Little Mountains, Embassy Tea Gallery (London). Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 Longlist, 2019, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, London Creative Network (LCN), SPACE (London).
About the postcard artwork
The imagined marks left by rain as it meets the ground. The quiet noise, the busy gentle tapping, each new layer disappearing into the next. Multiple exposures of two hand drawn negatives make the final print.