Ariel Helyes is an artist based in London.
Recent shows include Attention Anticipation Anxiety Relief Release in Fitzrovia Gallery, Snapshot in RCA Hockney Gallery and Nothing in that Drawer in 10 Hanover, London
What is easy?
I make works about thinking, works about my disdain for labor and works about powerlessness.
I prefer the lightest of media and the use of techniques that require little time.
But if making an artwork can’t be light and easy, then it has to be grueling.
When doing similar activities next to each other, people are connected by threads of obsession.
Any interesting art should aim to reclaim, subvert and ultimately, humanize such threads, tainted by specializations.