Posts tagged ‘Helena-A Reut’

March 9, 2012

Fairytale – Helena-Alexandra Reut

Helena Reut is part of our ‘Fairytales – Curious Realms of the Imagination’ exhibition, on until 24 March.

“Walter Benjamin wrote about the aura of the work of art, and lamented its loss in the age of mechanical reproduction. I draw my subjects from history, mythology and the imagination because that is where I believe ”aura” has its roots. I strive for that unspoken quantity through which a painting can enchant and even haunt its viewer.”

Helena-Alexandra Reut was born in Belarus and studied in Moscow (Russian State Humanities University, Faculty of the History of Religion; Moscow Institute of Applied Arts), then continued in Warsaw (Academy of Fine Arts, graduation work supervised by Piotr Welk – Graded ‘Excellent’). She also attended the Warsaw School of Photography (directed by Marian Schmidt), the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, and others.

In Helena’s own words, “The role of visual art is to express that which no other medium can convey. The exquisiteness of a painting is its inexplicable something – its striving for sacrum. For centuries it did this by exploring explicitly religious themes – biblical scenes, myths and fables. I believe this heritage is vital for the continued relevance of art, which is why I draw inspiration from, for example, the medieval period, the Fayum portraits, and difficult questions about the roots of the Slavic peoples – themes related to the art of bygone ages and the spirits of those times. The techniques used by those artists also fascinate me, and I try to employ and re-interpret their methods in my own work.”

Helena has exhibited internationally including Warsaw and Moscow. She is married and now lives in Cambridge where she has also exhibited some of her work.

To see more of Helena’s work, available to buy, go to http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/129/FAIRYTALE.html

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February 11, 2012

Fairytale Private View

Thank you to all of those that attended our ‘Fairytale’ Private View last saturday despite the cold weather!

We were very lucky to have many of the artists in attendance. We took some pictures for those of you that couldn’t make it…

We had wine for our guests! Pictured are three beautiful paintings by illustrative artist Amanda Clark, ‘Winter’s Dream’, ‘Dawn of a Dream’ and ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’.

The lovely Amanda Clark pictured next to ‘Queen and Blue Crow’(top) and ‘Bird Lady’ (middle). Also shown is ‘My Eye Glanced Toward My Opponent – I Raised My Pistol And Fired’ by book sculpter Justin Rowe (bottom).

Equally lovely sculpter Sue Law also joined us, pictured here with her fantastic sculpture ‘Glass Slipper I’

‘Glass Slipper I’ is the perfect sculpture to feature in our window, especially when it catches the rays of the settting sun!

Thaxted born artist Amber Caspian with a penchant for the mystical joined us but was a bit camera shy! Pictured are ‘At Home – Baba Yaga’ (left) and ‘In The Hood – Red Riding Hood’ (right). Also pictured are ‘The Dance’ (centre) by Amanda Clark and A Colin Chetwood ‘Golden Lily Lamp’.

Unfortunately mixed media artist and i2 favourite Neil Payne couldn’t join us for the Private View but we still got to admire his beautiful work. ‘Tabula’, above, is made up of the spines of books. A fantastic addition to our ‘Fairytale’ exhibition.

It was wonderful that book sculpter Justin Rowe could make it to the Private View. Pictured here with ‘Forest of Dreams’ (print) and Still No Soul Appeared Upon Her Decks’ (sculpture).

Sadly painter and i2 regular Helena-A. Reut couldn’t be with us but her paintings were a hit! Above are ‘Laundry’, ‘The Final Act’ and ‘Harelquin’.

The wonderful mixed media painter Amanda Sheldrake also joined us, pictured here with the beautiful ‘Changing Times’.

Another artist that sadly couldn’t make the preview was illustrative painter Celeste Copping but her paintings got a lot of attention. Pictured above are ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and Goldilocks’.

February 3, 2012

Fairytale

Curious Realms of the Imagination

Fairytale is an exhibition about the stories artists tell through their art. Showing work either inspired by known fairy tales handed down to us through generations, or envisioned from their own worlds with an invitation for us to explore.

i2 Art is proud to present an enchanting collection of paintings and sculptures, which offer the viewer to chance to encounter the curious realms of the artist’s imagination.

Private View tomorrow 2 – 4pm, everyone welcome!

Fairytale includes Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Prints and Mixed Media pieces, we have eight exciting artists which are the stars of our show:

Amber Caspian

Amanda Clark

Celeste Copping

Sue Law

Neil Payne

Helena-A. Reut

Justin Rowe

Amanda Sheldrake

December 24, 2011

Helena-A Reut and Irena Wilmott

Two more fantastic unique artists featured in our exciting Christmas Affordable Art Market. Both unique in their own way, Helena-A.Reut creates beautiful paitings full of character whilst Irena Wilmott uses the medium of fabric to create her work.

Helena-A Reut

Helena explores the sacred in art drawing inspiration from a rich heritage of themes – biblical scenes, myths and fables, the medieval period, the Fayum portraits, and difficult questions about the roots of the Slavic peoples – themes related to the art of bygone ages and the spirits of those times. The techniques used by those artists also fascinate her, who’s methods she tries to employ and re-interpret in her own work.

To see more of Helena’s work, available to buy, at http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/84/AFFORDABLE-ART-MARKET-Helena-A-Reut.html

Irena Willmott

Irena studied for a City and Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting at Westhope College, Shropshire. Then 8 years ago Irena went on her first felt-making course where she found that she could fully explore her love of colour and texture in a creatively experimental and painterly way. Inspiration comes mainly from the woodcuts and prints of Japan that combine an attention to detail, simplicity and strong composition, with particular reference to landscape and water. The versatility of the medium enables Irena to undertake an artistic exploration of emotions and ideas.

See more of Irena’s work, available to buy, at http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/72/AFFORDABLE-ART-MARKET-Irena-Willmott.html

August 3, 2011

Helena-Alexandra Reut

Helena-Alexandra Reut was born in Belarus and studied in Moscow (Russian State Humanities University, Faculty of the History of Religion; Moscow Institute of Applied Arts), then continued in Warsaw (Academy of Fine Arts, graduation work supervised by Piotr Welk – Graded ‘Excellent’). She also attended the Warsaw School of Photography (directed by Marian Schmidt), the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, and others.

In Helena’s own words, “The role of visual art is to express that which no other medium can convey. The exquisiteness of a painting is its inexplicable something – its striving for sacrum. For centuries it did this by exploring explicitly religious themes – biblical scenes, myths and fables. I believe this heritage is vital for the continued relevance of art, which is why I draw inspiration from, for example, the medieval period, the Fayum portraits, and difficult questions about the roots of the Slavic peoples – themes related to the art of bygone ages and the spirits of those times. The techniques used by those artists also fascinate me, and I try to employ and re-interpret their methods in my own work.”

  

Helena has exhibited internationally including Warsaw and Moscow. She is married and now lives in Cambridge where she has also exhibited some of her work.