Photograph of Artist HELENE MUKHTAR
HELENE MUKHTAR
brooklyn, New York - United States



Original Artworks (8)

Helene Mukhtar; The Winds Of Change, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches.
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Parade, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches.
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Swept Away, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Inspired by the events in Iran in 2009  ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Repression, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Inspired by the events in Iran ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Harmony 4, 2007, Original Mixed Media, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  paper collage and oil paint on canvas ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2007
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; East West 1, 2007, Original Mixed Media, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  paper collage and oil paint on canvas ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2007
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Where Are We All Going, 2007, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 45 inches. Artwork description: 241  paper collage and oil paint on canvas ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2007
40 x 45 inches (101.6 x 114.3 cm)
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Helene Mukhtar; Subway Legs In Subway Space, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 60 x 41 inches. Artwork description: 241  paper collage and oil paint on canvas ...
Helene Mukhtar
Original Mixed Media, 2006
60 x 41 inches (152.4 x 104.1 cm)
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Artist Statement

My work reflects my preoccupations with current events: war, militarism, and people’s struggles against impossible odds. My photographs are usually at the base of my creative process. These images are printed on paper and glued onto the canvas. Graffiti from New York, architecture from Germany or Pakistan, headless mannequins from the streets of Paris are collaged together. Out of this visual cacophony, I create a harmonious whole, an abstract urban landscape around which I develop my narrative. It is like a puzzle. I use acrylic paint and sometimes magic markers. I proceed through trial and error and constantly build and destroy. In recent years, graffiti have become a major source of inspiration. The use of drawings and cartoon-like characters as well as bright, energetic colors enables me to inject humor and visual appeal into serious discussions about war and violence. ...