Lot 22 - Unskilled Worker - Tobs
Lot 22 - Unskilled Worker - Tobs

Lot 22 - Unskilled Worker - Tobs

Charcoal, chalk, ink, gouache and pen on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

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.’ 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 

2023-2024 
41st edition of the annual ‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London 

2022-2023 
40th edition of the annual ‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London 

2022 
‘ONE CUP OF SUGAR’ solo exhibition, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan 

2021-2022 
39th edition of the annual ‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, 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 few years ago, on International Women’s Day, I was invited, alongside some very impressive and prominent women, to talk at a British television channel. The only man to turn up, in a sea of women, was my son. We need the support and awareness of men. 

 

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