Helen Sayer

Festival: 2016

Helen graduated from Loughborough School of the Arts in 2016 with First Class Honours in Fine Art. Between 2014 -15, she spent a year specialising in Painting at the Finnish Academy of Fine Art, achieving a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

Her work is held in private collections in the UK, Spain, Germany and Finland.

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 is 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.