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Helen Redmond’s Latest Exhibition Explores Light + Modernist Architecture


Helen Redmond spent a long time working in design alongside architectural photographers ‘chasing the sunshine’. She didn’t comprehend it on the time, however this expertise helped her discover her voice as an artist.

‘I educated as a journalist and inside designer then labored for Vogue Living for 25 years as an inside stylist and design editor, together with 12 years as Melbourne editor. This honed my understanding of composition, area, and light-weight,’ Helen says.

Helen stop publishing mid-career to attend the National Art School. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), marking the beginning of her flourishing skilled apply as an artist – and proving it’s by no means too late to vary lanes!

She’s since established a geometrical type knowledgeable by the construction and fantastic thing about empty Brutalist areas and Modernist architects. These vary from ‘the liminal areas of Japanese minimalist Tadao Ando and the daring color blocks of Luis Barragan‘.

‘My work depict architectural areas and the sunshine inside them,’ Helen explains. ‘The architectural areas in my work usually are not a essentially a descriptive picture of a recognized place, or accretion of areas. The issues which are portrayed are metaphorical quite than precise, comparable to time, silence, and reminiscence.’

Working from her studio in an outdated Sydney warehouse (that she shares with a conglomerate of artistic artisans!) she’s explored comparable themes for her newest exhibition, The Solidity of Fragile Things’.

‘My portray course of is a sluggish and deliberate transformation of sunshine, pigment, and the two-dimensional void. Using oil paint on canvas, the floor is constructed up in incremental layers to resemble the mutable texture and luminosity of surfaces,’ Helen provides.

The showcase may even be the primary exhibition in Otomy’s new John Wardle Architects-designed Prahran gallery area. It’s crammed with work of rooms and inside areas which are inviting and mysterious, which Helen hopes will invite viewers to decelerate, and be nonetheless for a second.

See ‘The Solidity of Fragile Things’ from Thursday June 16 till Thursday June 30 at 424 Malvern Road, Prahran. 



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