Helen Bur (b.1990) is a British artist based in Cornwall, working between the UK and on the road. Using traditionally influenced techniques in figuration, she works with both her own images and collects from the vast pool of ever expanding found imagery, to embrace paintings role and ability to provide a contemporary social narrative.
Painted figures captured in moments of quiet action, busied in an earnest effort to accomplish something or frozen in the midst of a curious happening, concerned, uncanny.
Sensitive and poetic narratives are used as tools to dissect and understand experiences, where the personal often becomes global. The lack of information or clarity present in the work imitate the the wide spread mood of absurdity in the everyday and in our wider
Helen’s work can be seen adoring walls across the globe from Brazil to India to the USA & Europe where she has participated in various notable projects and festivals. She has had solo exhibitions in London, UK and Madrid, Spain, has been part of group exhibitions worldwide. She also co-directed the ‘Empty Walls’ street art festival for 2 years in the UK alongside running ‘The Abacus’ a multifunctional creative art space in the centre of Cardiff, noting the important role active community engagement continually plays in her work.