Helen de Main

Helen de Main (b. 1980 in UK) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

de Main graduated with a Master’s in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 2008. Before that she studied Fine Art Sculpture at Sheffield Hallam University, England (1999 – 2002). Her work has been shown widely in the UK and internationally.

Working in sculpture and printmaking, her practice often combines the two mediums within large-scale installations. Printing directly onto materials, including fabric and newsprint, the prints then become materials for creating objects. Surface textures are printed in half tone dots creating mediated environments where actions might take place. Her print based works are characterized by brightly coloured images, texts and graphics. Much of her imagery is appropriated from the media, highlighting an underlying interest in media representation, specifically in relation to women.

Recent exhibitions include: Ripples on the Pond, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Concrete Ribs, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Thrive, Not Just Survive, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, England (2015); 21 Revolutions, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (2013).

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