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

 
 

Interview with the Chimurenga Chronic, "A Layered way of Working" by Helen Teede

September 2017

The history of painting, as I have learned it, has been rooted in the Western tradition of painting, so I feel that my place as a painter in an African country is a tenuous one. Sometimes I feel trapped by the rules of painting that I’ve learned and applied to my practice, so I constantly have to work at breaking them – they are rules that don’t even exist for a lot of the artists here. Talking and engaging with Zimbabwean painters, such as Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude and Wycliffe Mundopa, has helped me to find a place within a discourse of painting that is local to Zimbabwe and of necessary historic import within the context of contemporary African art.

 

 

Read the rest of the Interview Here

 

"Spatial Grammar" (ii)
2017
Rain and Oil on Canvas
170 x 130 cm