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The Curse

Hélène Muheim

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Year : 2014

Artists generation : Born in the 60's

Category : Drawing

Method : Graphite powder and eyes shadow on paper

Size : 30 cm x 20 cm

Hélène Muheim undeniably belongs to the family of skilled artists. Through her daily practice, she has acquired, developed and perfected her graphic mastering. She has submitted herself to the slowness and demands of her discipline, sometimes until she’sphysically and emotionally exhausted. By transposing the sfumato to this silky surface, Muheim works in successive layers: graphite, eyeshadow, rubbing out and once again graphite, eyeshadow… She tirelessly rubs out and tones down her tracings until thepigments penetrate the skin of the luminous paper that she imports from Italy and that she chooses with great care for the fineness of its grain and for its tint. This white and lightly creamy paper is also an open window on a world of loneliness and introspection. It’s a spiritual retreat to the heart of the protected small island that is the artist’s workshop. Anne-Cécile Guitard

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Hélène Muheim

Hélène Muheim

Hélène Muheim lives and works in Montreuil. Of swiss and french origin, she spent her childhood in the mountains and in the Luberon, in Sénanque Abbey, a cistercian monastery and cultural center. She met visual artists, musicians, sociologists or theologians who likely influenced her vocation. After graduating from Beaux-Arts, she exhibits her paintings and creates site-specific installations. Simultaneously she creates, a virtual space for doing nothing, a field of graphic and poetic experiences. It is through the digital line that she finds back the original gratification of drawing. She now devotes all her research to this medium, attracted by its fragility. As a child Hélène Muheim had the privilege to «watch ends of the world beyond the clouds, to perceive the vastness, and the obvious uncertainty of our beings.» From here she went to see further. From her lonely trips she learns through landscapes to reconsider our connexion to the world and to the image. She has solo and collective exhibitions in galleries in Paris, as well as in art centers in Rennes and Le Havre ; she participated in Drawing Now art fair (contemporary drawing art fair held in Paris), and is currently working on various institutional exhibitions projects (Paris, London, South Korea).

2016 / Mauvaises graines II, Group show, Topographie de l'art / Paris, France
2016 / Pnoma, Solo Show, Galerie Pascaline Mulliez / Paris, France
2016 / Ouverture, Group Show, Galerie Eko Sato / Paris, France
2015 / Dessins quotidiens, Group show, Satellite Brindeau / Le Havre, France
2014 / La Petite Collection, Group Show, White Project Galerie / Paris, France
2014 / Mauvaises graines, Group show, Topographie de l’Art / Paris, France
2014 / Open your eyes, Group Show, Maïa Muller Gallery / Paris, France
2013 / Inlassablement ce qui n’est plus, Solo Show, Maïa Muller Gallery / Paris, France
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