Precious Media July 26 2014
"Proud, determined Vikings, a macabre totem, a skull Pinocchio, a slightly creepy feast and apocalyptic tableaus that contrast beauty and the bizarre are amongst the characters and scenes featured in 'After the Fall' solo exhibition. The solid backgrounds, either jet black or gradient gray, sometimes enriched by blood red curtains and white snow, are used to frame the macabre, surreal objects or figures. Through her wonderful use of shadows she manages to heighten their mystery and add an air of prestige. They tell us stories about past times and the passing of time, possibilities and choices. Inspired by the familiar and history, her oil painting expose emotions while awakening them in us."
Helen Masacz was born and continues to live in London. Helen studied BA Fine Art in 2004, then to further develop her drawing and painting, she attended the London Atelier of Representational Art in 2012. Helen has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery on numerous occasions and at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in the Mall Gallery, where she won the Art's Club Award in 2011.
2012 London Atelier of Representational Art, London
2007 PGCE Middlesex University, London
2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art Middlesex University, London
Portrait of Principle D Walford held at Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford.
2013 The Artist, February issue.
2012 Artist & Illustrator, December issue
2011 Vogue, September Issue
2011 The Jewish Chronicle, 8th July
2011 BBC News, In Pictures, 4th May
2011 The Independent, 4th May
2011 The Daily Telegraph, pg 2, April 20th
2011 500 Portraits Book: The BP Portrait Award. 2011 ISBN 9781855144484
2011 Artists & Illustrators, issue April
2010 BP Portrait Award 2010 NPG publications ISBN 9781855144248
2009 DellaDonna September 7th
2009 Eikoku news digest- vol 1181 15th January
2004 BP portrait award 2004- NPG publications ISBN 1855143445
2007 Woman and Home, January ‘ We are all an oil Painting’.