Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Culture? introducing Helena Goldwater..

..Today`s feature is on the great painter and performance-artist Helena Goldwater. Helena`s work is as said in her own statement:     "At first glance my paintings are delicate and obsessive watercolours of plants. Their attention to detail reveals a
     process of hermetic intensity - every hair is painted and every vein observed as a mark of devotion. Yet their powers of seduction are disproportionate to their scale and they quietly undermine the viwers expectations to
     identify them as flora since they pervert and hybridise existing plant forms." Helena is telling us a little bit about herself and her thoughts around her work today, so sit back and enjoy..
..Here it is, your shot of art  with Helena Goldwater:


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Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself, name, what country you live in, age etc?My name is Helena Goldwater. I live in London.

-Where do you find inspiration?I think in everydayness. Strangeness of life. The unknown and ungraspable of relationships and humans in general.

-Have you gone to art school, if yes where did you go and what did you study?Yes, Goldsmiths' Fine Art 1986-9, and the Slade School of Art Fine Art (Media), where I did my postgraduate studies 1990-92.

-Is making art your fulltime job, and if not, what else do you do?As well as painting, I also make performance art, and I have a teaching post at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

-What inspired you to start being creative?I have no idea! Although there were a few things in my childhood that opened my eyes to the possibility - I was different culturally from most of the people around me, so I think I was looking for a way of expressing myself. My Dad also did a bit of amateur painting as a young man, the fruits of which hung on our walls at home. I liked drawing, and by the time I was an adolescent I liked the idea of becoming either a rabbi or a performance artist!

-Do you have a favorite artist and if so who and why?No favourites but here's a few I like - Louise Bourgeois, Claude Cahun, Persian and Indian miniatures, botanical painting, Hieronymous Bosch, Francesca Woodman, the performance work of Simon Vincenzi, Adrian Piper.

-Where can my readers see you`re work?

culture? Helena Goldwater!

1 comment:

  1. Love her. Actually just wrote about her on my blog in relation to her new exhibit. Have a fab day!


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