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(made up of two pieces) chalk pastel on paper

60 × 40 cm


Guide Price: £1,000

Tyga Helme is a painter and printmaker with drawing lying at the heart of her practice. She uses the directness and urgency of drawing from life as a springboard for all her work. She explores the feeling of being overwhelmed through her drawing, finding her subjects in the spaces of transition and in the sublime. She couples the spontaneity of the moment with returning to places over and over again, allowing memory and imagination to permeate. Tyga studied Fine Art and History of Art at The University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2012. She was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Drawing School in London and was awarded the Machin Foundation Prize on graduation. She has been granted artist residencies at Dumfries House in Ayrshire and Borgo Pignano In Italy. She was the artist in residence at Sevenoaks School and has completed a teaching residency at the International Institute of Fine Arts, Modinigar in India. She has exhibited widely since graduating, including at the Fleming Collection in London and Christies in New York. Tyga had a sell out show at Blue Shop Cottage in 2020.

Terms and Conditions: Please note all works will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Freedom from Torture offices, 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW. The artwork will be safely stored, free of charge until Friday 17 December 2021. Alternatively, Freedom from Torture can help organise national and international delivery of artworks through a third party, to the winner. The winning bidder will be responsible for all delivery costs and will be invoiced directly by the third party.

Lot No.: EL89-96-00044
Kindly donated by Tyga Helme and Blue Shop Cottage