Helen Maurer
 
 
Helen Maurer, Alter, 2017
Alter  2017  50cm x 47cm x 11cm, projection approximately 50cm above and below the shelf. Photo: Sebastian Sharples
 

Maurer’s work is shaped by regular visits to charity shops, collecting old furniture, objects and glassware to include in installations that are transformed in some way by light, movement and sound. Ideas are developed through experimentation, by projecting light through glass to create shadows for example. Works are made both for exhibition and site-specific commissions, with the architecture and the history of a space often providing a narrative and informing ideas. As a boat owner, the river also provides rich subject matter: water and reflection are recurring themes along with illusion; distortion; stability and scale. Maurer originally studied Fine Art and Theatre before specialising in glass, with an MA from the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally and often collaborates with other artists, choreographers and musicians. In 2003 she won The Jerwood Prize for her unique approach to glass. She lives and works in London.

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> Exhibitions at the gallery: re Composing 2016; London Art Fair 2016; The Rock Garden 2013; Wunderkammern 2006
 
 
SELECTED WORKS *click thumbnails to view larger images
Helen Maurer, re Connected re Creation, 2016
re Connected re Creation  2016  Commission by Illuminate York for Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York
Helen Maurer, re Composing  installation view by Oskar Proctor
Installation view: re Composing  2016  at Danielle Arnaud. Photo by Oskar Proctor
 
 
Helen Maurer, re Composing, 2016 
Installation view: re Composing  2016  at Danielle Arnaud. Photo by Oskar Proctor
 
 
Glass Fountain  2013   installation detail
 
Helen Maurer Set Dance
Set Dance, 2008, Overhead projectors, glass, mirrors, painted wood and sound
Towner Offsite, Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne
 
High Tide, 2006, Overhead projector, glass, mirror and painted wood
 
Family Tree, 2006, Overhead projector, glass, mirrors, lens, perspex painted wood and video projector
 
Turn a Blind Eye, 2005, Telescope, flagpoles, flags, LCD screenmedium
 
Turn a Blind Eye was part of The Nelson Touch 2005, presented at the Royal Naval Museum in collaboration with Aspex Gallery and was curated by Victoria Preston. Helen Maurer created a telescope acting as a camera obscura - projecting a small image of a scene outside the building on to a flat surface in the museum. In Portsmouth Historic Dockyard she has hung a Nelsonic message encoded in flags which is inverted by the telescope - a symbol of distress. The installation is complimented with archive footage of events and marches shot in Trafalgar Square, the sight of Nelson's Column.
 
Cave Painting, 2003, Overhead projector, glass
 
Untitled, 2003, Overhead projector, glass, perspex and metal
 
 
Over Exposed
Over Exposed, 2002, Overhead projector, glass, perspex
Alpha Light frames, 2001, Projector glass perspex and wood, projection approx 250 x 300cm
 
Green Birdie, 2002, Glass, perspex, wood and halogen light
 
Loop, 2002, Glass, perspex, painted wood and halogen light