Aly Helyer lives and works in London and received an MA in Painting from Chelsea School of Art. Helyer’s work interrogates representations of the self. Her paintings excavate the performance of character, the ruptures, tension and violence at stake in our image and the apparent conflict of our desire for a singular depiction of identity. Duality, and the impossibility of a unified self is at stake in the paintings, as her portraits push at the edges of the frame and dissolve into surfaces. The slippage between subject, background and foreground creates a dark and absurd tension that simultaneously seduces and repels. 


SHUFFLE  1 July - 4 September 2016

LUDIC  8 October - 21 November 2015 

SOFT SUBVERSIONS: Aly Helyer  27 February - 23 March 2014

PLATE  29 June - 8 September 2012