• Pocket 25, 2013

    Helen Barff, Pocket 25, 2013, Plaster, 9 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm

  • Untitled (STB), 2011

    Helen Barff, Untitled (STB), 2011, Plaster, 30 x 12.5 x 9.5 cm

  • Untitled (RTS), 2004 - 2014

    Helen Barff, Untitled (RTS), 2004 - 2014, Felt and found objects washed up by the Thames, 28 objects, various sizes

  • Untitled (MPB), 2014

    Helen Barff, Untitled (MPB), 2014, Concrete and rope, 120 x 20 x 15 cm

Helen Barff MRBS

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Helen Barff is a London based sculpture using a variety of materials including plaster, concrete, and felt. She has exhibited in various locations in the UK and abroad.

Helen Barff works with found objects and materials such as felt, plaster, concrete, rubber, or photographic surfaces, using processes such as wrapping, casting, or other interventions in space and surface. She is interested in how materials are shaped by temporality, and ways in which memory becomes embedded in matter. Consequently, Helen tries to create a dialogue between the weight of matter and the weightlessness of experience.

Current exhibitions: Of the Sea, Chatham Dockyard and Traces and Remains: Inquiries in the Present, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. Recent exhibitions include Matter and Memory at Alison Jacques Gallery and Open Cube at White Cube, London. She graduated in Fine Art and Art History from Goldsmiths College in 1999 and has an MA in Drawing from Camberwell College of Art, 2004.

  • Categories: Abstract, Installation/Land/Site-specific
  • Materials: Brick/Concrete/Plaster, Found Objects, Textile
  • Location: London