"The Passing", 2018. by Helen Teede

Paintings for "Sonnets to Orpheus" by Rainer Maria Rilke.

 

The Passing (i)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
240 x 240 cm

 

The Passing (ii)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
240 x 100 cm

The Passing (iii)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
240 x 100 cm

 

The Passing (iv)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
240 x 175 cm

 

The Passing (v)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
210 x 120 cm

 

The Passing (v)
2018
Oil, Pastel and Spraypaint on Canvas
210 x 120 cm

 
 

Extract from "Sonnets to Orpheus" by Rainer Maria Rilke
(Translated by Don Paterson)

Be ahead of all departure; learn to act
as if, like the last winter, it was all over.
For among winters, one is so exact
that wintering it, your heart will last forever.

Die, die through Eurydice - that you might pass
into the pure accord, praising the more, singing
the more; amongst the waning, be the glass
that shudders in the sound of its own ringing.

Be; and at the same time know the state
of non-being, the boundless inner sky,
that this time you might fully honour it.

Take all of nature, its one vast aggregate -
jubilantly multiply it by
the nothing of yourself, and clear the slate.

(Pidacor Book of Funeral Poems, 2012. Ed. Don Paterson, Picador: New York)


Cape Town Art Fair 2018 by Helen Teede

Another amazing year at Cape Town Art fair with First Floor Gallery Harare. New works below. 

 

A Spring Clean and a Weep
2018
Oil and Spray-paint on Canvas
160 x 190 cm

 

After the Turn
2018
Oil and Spray-paint on Canvas
120 x 125 cm

 

Between two Fires
2018
Oil and Spray-paint on Canvas
185 x 170 cm

 

A Welcome Precipice
2018
Oil on Canvas
120 x 150 cm

 

Travel Diary: Works on Paper 2017 by Helen Teede

I've spent a large part of 2017 working with a traveling studio, making studies on paper en route. Here's a selection of some of them. Happy New Year and thank you all for your support. 

 "Found Objects" 1 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30 x 40 cm

"Found Objects" 1
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm

 "Found Objects" 2 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30 x 40 cm

"Found Objects" 2
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm

 "Found Objects" 3 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30 x 40 cm

"Found Objects" 3
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm

 "Found Objects" 4 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30 x 40 cm

"Found Objects" 4
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30 x 40 cm

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 "The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 3 2017 Oil and Pencil on Fabriano 30.5 x 23 cm

"The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 3
2017
Oil and Pencil on Fabriano
30.5 x 23 cm

 "The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 4 2017 Oil and Pencil on Fabriano 30.5 x 23 cm

"The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 4
2017
Oil and Pencil on Fabriano
30.5 x 23 cm

 
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 "The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 2 2017 Oil and Pencil on Fabriano 30.5 x 23 cm

"The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 2
2017
Oil and Pencil on Fabriano
30.5 x 23 cm

 "The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 2 2017 Oil and Pencil on Fabriano 30.5 x 23 cm

"The Landscape as a Conscious Thing" 2
2017
Oil and Pencil on Fabriano
30.5 x 23 cm

 "No Place" 1 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 1
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 "No Place" 4 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 4
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 "No Place" 2 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 2
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 "No Place" 5 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 5
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 "No Place" 3 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 3
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 "No Place" 6 2017 Oil and Pastel on Fabriano 30.5 x 45.5 cm

"No Place" 6
2017
Oil and Pastel on Fabriano
30.5 x 45.5 cm

 

AKAA - Also Known As Africa Fair 2017 by Helen Teede

 

"Lien"
2017
Oil on Xray plate
23 x 17,5 cm

 
 

"Trace" 1
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 2
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

 "Trace" 3 2017 Oil and paper on Xray plate 17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 3
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

 "Trace" 4 2017 Oil and paper on Xray plate 17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 4
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

 "Trace" 5 2017 Oil and paper on Xray plate 17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 5
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

 

"Trace" 6
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 7
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 8
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 9
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

"Trace" 10
2017
Oil and paper on Xray plate
17,5 x 43 cm

 
 
 "Undecidable" 1 2017 Oil and Paper on Xray Plate 35 x 43 cm

"Undecidable" 1
2017
Oil and Paper on Xray Plate
35 x 43 cm

 

"Undecidable" 3
2017
Oil and Paper on Xray Plate
35 x 43 cm

"Undecidable" 4
2017
Oil and Paper on Xray Plate
35 x 43 cm