This is a sculptural painting, where the rawness of nature meets the interior.
Light and Land 2
Mixed media on paper
|Original / Edition||
original work of art
25 x 25cm
The natural and nostalgic are combined in Ann-Helen’s paintings. She lives on a small island in the Baltic (one of the hundreds of islands in the Stockholm archipelago) for a large part of the year. This painting is on paper but has the look of a textile.
Ann-Helen’s paintings often contain elements of real as well as invented nature, in the sense that sand, stone and plant life are incorporated as well as painted. She often combines printmaking techniques with painting in her working process. She graduated with an MA in Printmaking from the Slade School of Art in 1981 but uses the techniques to explore and experiment with painting. She often uses the same plates over and over, inking them differently each time or using collage and handpainting to make each print unique. For Ann-Helen, the expressive qualities of printmaking are more interesting than the possibility of endless reproductions.
Ann-Helen was educated in Sweden, has a Fine Art BA Hons from Reading University and an MA in Printmaking from The Slade School of Art UCL (1981). She won the Stowells Trophy at the Royal Academy in 1979 and has taken part in New Contemporaries at the ICA, showing also at the Serpentine Gallery and the Camden Art Centre and amongst others across the UK, USA and Sweden.