Helen Rawlins

Area: Wandsworth Town

Type: Artist / Individual

Art form: Art, Drawing, Painting

Group 3
Group 3
After the party, 22 #8
After the party, 22 #8
After the Party, 22 #7
After the Party, 22 #7
Falling (100 days)
Falling (100 days)
Intersection III
Intersection III
After the party, 22 #6
After the party, 22 #6

Biography / Artist statement

Helen Rawlins paints from a limited range of everyday crockery. Playing with ideas of repetition and rearranging, she uses the same objects repeatedly, combining them into paintings and drawings that reveal the material poetics of the mundane and the everyday. They become metaphors for our relationships or interaction through shifting perspectives, the commonplace as containers for meaning - gathered together as piled masses or staggered as onlookers. Examining differences in the way paint behaves on surfaces - canvas, board or paper - Rawlins is trying to control, to a certain extent, the uncontrollable fluidity of the paint on the surface. The anxiety of the process being in tune with the sense of apprehension or unease that can be portrayed though the composition of objects. Group exhibitions have included: Sunday Times Watercolour competition; ING Discerning Eye; Jerwood Drawing Prize; Fresh Art Fair.

Why do you love Wandsworth?

Near to the river, green spaces but with all the buzz of the city nearby