Hellen van Meene New Works

3 Jun 2006 - 15 Jul 2006
Slide show: 
Helen van Meene
Helen van Meene
Helen van Meene, New Works, Stills, 2006
Helen van Meene, New Works, Stills, 2006
Helen van Meene, New Works, Stills, 2006

Visit Stills and experience Hellen van Meene’s extraordinary, intimate fictional portraits of adolescent girls and androgynous boys which blur the line between fact and fiction.

Her enduring fascination with the grace and awkwardness that are the physical and psychological hallmarks of this age is developed in her newly commissioned work made with young people and teenage parents in South West London. These are presented alongside recent pieces made in Japan, Russia, Germany, Latvia and Holland.

Creating powerful yet beguiling images, van Meene is drawn to ‘eccentric but captivating detail’; light falling on the hairs on an arm, a bruise or hair tangled in branches. She delicately combines documentary language with elements of fantasy and performance to explore and disrupt the relationship between photographer and subject in a deliberate and productive way.

Hellen van Meene / New Work

Hellen van Meene / New Work is a Pump House Gallery Touring exhibition

Season of Events:
All events are free

THURSDAY 22 JUNE 6PM - 9PM       Artist Seminar
FRIDAY 23 JUNE 6.30PM - BOOKING ESSENTIAL Meet the Artist
SATURDAY 8 JULY 11AM – 5PM 
Stills Open Day

 

Image Credits
Image 1 ,London teenage mother, 2005.  Image 2 ,St. Petersburgh ,2004. Image 3, Tokyo, 2005 Image 4, London teenage mother, 2005