Helen Sayer
helen.sayer@btinternet.com
www.helensayer.com

Helen Sayer’s interest lies in exploring the capabilities of paint through processes of deconstruction, reconstruction and intervention, using landscape as a subject matter. A combination of traditional and contemporary approaches to painting practice are evident in the outcomes: paint is applied as a fluid medium, but is also prepared as a solid material to paint directly onto. Consequently, the conventions of the canvas support and stretcher frame are challenged, as well as the limits of the paint itself. Interactions, such as squashing or crushing, physically transform the subject matter.

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Transition - 2016
Oil on Alkyd Paint, Curved Ash Frame
141 x 77 x 38 cm

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Relic - 2016
Crushed Paint, Glass Jar and Glass Muller
8 x 25 x 8 cm

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Untitled - 2016
Dried Paint and Steel Frame
62 x 60.5 x 3 cm

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Untitled (Dark Green) - 2016
Oil and Glaze on Canvas
30 x 30 cm

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Essence - 2016
Crushed Oil Painting on Canvas
101 x 76 cm

Helen Sayer - Art - Mass

Elsewhere - 2016
Oil on Alkyd Paint Mounted onto Canvas
38 x 28 x 2.5 cm