Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Interview with Helen Lack: Local Artist

Today we talked to Helen Lacks, a local artist who has an exhibition at the Trestle Arts Base from the 13th January-1st March. 

Helen started out her career as a photographer, working for Vogue and taking part in many exhibitions.  Now her medium has changed and she works in mixed media, mostly using paint as a form of expression.  She uses many different types of paint, such as oil, acrylic and spraypaint.  She list Jackson Pollock as an inspiration, with vibrant colours and drip painting. Art has always been a part of her life, and especially so in the last three years.  Now she feels a compulsion to paint 3/4 times a week.  She says she always has an idea before she starts painting.  She was always doodling as a kid, but now she mainly paints abstract pieces and semi-figurative work.

This exhibition will be her 2nd solo art exhibition within 6 months, and is self-curated.  It consists of 15 pieces, both in large format and also some framed artwork. Many of her abstract landscapes take inspiration from Monet and Van Gogh, and she has 2 large pieces based on pollution in London and New York. The Trestle Arts base has free entry, with a gallery cafe and yoga & dance workshops.  The artwork is available for sale, both as the original piece or as a print.  Besides this exhibition, she has been part of many exhibitions in Hertfordshire and London.  The Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere praised the 'richness of colours' in her previous exhibition, entitled 'Natural Elements and the Universe'. 

Coming up, Helen has been selected to participate in the 'Talented Art Fair' in London.

Helen's Website
Trestle Arts Base

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