'In Conversation with...Helen Beard is the tenth episode of our ongoing series of artist interviews.
Reflex is pleased to present the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, opening November 12, 2022. Here, Helen Beard explores the physical experience of recollection when standing at the cusp of a new season. Beard’s practice explores the body as a geography of touch. Lips meet lips, a torso rests on the body beneath it, hands stroke the back of a neck. Skin on skin is depicted in thick layers of oil paint applied in rhythmic strokes. The framing remains cinematic, moving elegantly from intimately detailed shots to entire mise-en-scènes of dynamic hues. In the exhibition, The Tulips are too Excitable, it is Winter Here, Beard takes her audiences on a journey where colour is an evocative tool for navigation.
The series 'In Conversation with...’ is aimed at introducing our artists and exhibitions at Reflex Amsterdam by sharing the artist's vision, as well as some more background information on the new work exhibited at the gallery. The videos also serve as a digital archive of our exhibitions from 2018 onwards. This video is made in the context of the exhibition Helen Beard - The Tulips are too Excitable, it is Winter Here - which is on view from November 12th – February 23th at the gallery, located at Weteringschans 79A, Amsterdam.