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I make paintings of women. They are depictions of my girlfriends and myself in singular moments of self-reflection and celebration. My style tends to be bold and graphic. Whether capturing a glance, an irreverent bootie shot, or someone daydreaming, the figures tend to not face the viewer, but rather to each be in a contemplative state. Formal elements such as color, light, and tightly cropped spaces help create specific moods. Fashion photography has always been an influence and I love to include sunglasses, jewelry, and bathing suits (I often paint summery beach scenes) as a way of adding reflections, texture, or pattern. I hope to unlock something extraordinary in everyday scenes. My work is tied to the reality and imagination inherent in the feminine realm.
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Helena Wurzel is a painter, educator, wife, and mother. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2003 and received her MFA from Boston University in 2007. She worked with the fashion label, Kate Spade Saturday, to create a painted ad campaign from 2012-2015. She displayed her paintings at Jonathan Adler retail boutiques in Miami and Los Angeles from 2015-2018. She also won Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants in 2010 and 2016. The artist lives and works in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Helena in our In the Studio interview!
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- Hand-crafted black or white wooden frame, fitted with UV plexi
- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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