Helen Maurer at Danielle Arnaud Venice

Helen Maurer, Danielle Arnaud Venice, 2022

Helen Maurer   Work in progress at Danielle Arnaud Venice
overhead projector, glass and mixed media  2022

During each Art Biennale, Danielle Arnaud Venice proposes a series of independent projects highlighting recent and new work by the gallery artists, alongside conservations, dinners, impromptu encounters and performances.

This year, Helen Maurer has been invited to respond to the intimate surrounding of the Venetian flat with site-specific installations. The artist draws with glass and light, exploring the inherent properties of these materials to create in-situ narratives that invade the space and transport the audience in a hypnotically dreamy world.

'By using reflection, foreshortening and anamorphic distortion, the complexity of Maurer’s intricate installations are not resolved until the light hits the walls, when all is transmuted, through a mesmerising alchemy of light, into a series of plausible scenes.’
- Roy Exley

Helen Maurer is an artist and educator, working primarily with glass, light and sound to create site-specific installations. She lives and works in London. Having spent many years living on a boat, water and reflection are recurring themes within her practice. Through experimenting with materials, research and conversation, Maurer endeavours to find a poetic narrative in response to a place/ idea. She originally studied Fine Art and Theatre and was a fellow at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art before completing an MA at the Royal College of Art. As well as making work for exhibition and commission, she enjoys collaborating with other artists and musicians.

Maurer's work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Pumphouse Gallery London (solo show 2006); Angel Row Gallery Nottingham (solo show 2006) Fragil Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vincente, Spain (2008); UKGLASS Glazenhuis, Belgium (2014); Synthetic Landscapes Weston Park (2017); Art of Glass National Museum of Scotland (2018); A Trick of the Light Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2019); Yokai White Conduit Projects London (a collaboration with photographer Angela Moore) solo show (2022). Commisssioned works include From page to Pavement Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture (2019); Holy Trinity Church, York Illuminate, York (2016); Tatton Park Biennial Manchester (2010); The Big Chill Art Trail Wales, (2008); Towner Art Gallery (off - site commission) Winter Gardens, Eastbourne (2008). She has work in both The Arts Council and Crafts Council collections and is a former winner of The Jerwood Prize: Glass, awarded in 2003 for her unique approach to glass.


Helen Maurer  Glass Fountain III  2022  Glass, light and motor


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