26 October to 4 November 2017
Limerick Printmakers are delighted to present ‘A Fine Line’, the new works by Helena Grimes which explores cognitive metamorphosis through a series of intricate ink drawings, printmaking and installation.
The exhibition addresses timeless themes of grief, anxiety, power and regeneration which become infused with the artist’s inner most thoughts, mythology and fragments of her imagination.
Grimes’ distinctive line drawings act like fables. The whimsical creatures in her compositions act as metaphors of the human mind, present at different stages of social challenges. The environments portray a layer of familiarity; intertwined with dream-like elements to isolate the mind and hold the gaze of the viewer, enabling a deep engagement with their own subconscious.
Grimes defines the act of drawing as ‘narrative in its truest form’. Through the transfer of ink; memories, emotions and thoughts are encapsulated onto the surface of the paper.
The artist describes having an addictive relationship with drawing. It is her agency to reflect, release tensions, and to understand human society and inner self. Inspiration comes from the natural world, fairytales, mythology, books, people and life itself.
Helena Grimes is a visual artist practicing in Limerick City, originally from Longford. Grimes’ work has been exhibited in various locations nationally as well as internationally in the UK, Netherlands, Egypt, Turkey and the USA. Her work has been purchased for several private collections in Ireland, the UK and the USA, as well as municipal art collections.
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