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Painting (MA)

Ariel Helyes

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





Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Painting (MA)

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.

Coffin (five age-shifted selfies) — C-type print, cardboard 30x113x14 cm 2020

Coffin (five age-shifted selfies) — detail 1

Coffin (five age-shifted selfies) — detail 2

Coffin (five age-shifted selfies) — detail 3


C-type print, cardboard


30x113x14 cm
The Healing — FHD video, no sound, 3'38", 2020


FHD video, no sound



— colored pencil on paper mounted on cardboard and wood ø41 cm, 150 cm 2020


colored pencil on paper mounted on cardboard and wood


ø41 cm, 150 cm

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