joe Helmore Martine Gallery
Martine Gallery
Martine Gallery

Joe Helmore

 

Artist Bio

Joe is a full time emerging artist. After a sell out year in 2015 he has moved back to Australia with the long term goal of making a strong impact on the Australian art scene. His work is in collections mainly in Australasia most notably a substantial undisclosed collection in Christchurch which acquired three of his works in 2015. One of these works was also selected as finalist for the “Signature Piece Art Award 2015”. This year he came 2nd in the same award.

 

Artist Statement

Art is one of the oldest human activities going back to cave drawings. This primitive instinctual urge to create interests me and is something I am exploring.  A viewer’s immediate reaction to a painting is pure instinct before the intellect kicks in. I try to create works that affect this immediate reaction and leave a lasting impression.

 

Relevant Qualifications

2002-2005   Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Massey University

Selected Exhibitions

2016 The Other Art Fair Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2016 The Signature Piece Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2016 The NZ art show, Wellington, New Zealand

2015 The Fête, Culverden, New Zealand

2015 100 years at Te Aratipi, Hawke’s bay, New Zealand.

2015 The Signature Piece Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2015 The NZ art show, Wellington, New Zealand

Awards & Prizes

2016 2nd place. Signature Piece Art Award, Wellington, New Zealand

2015 Finalist. Signature Piece Art Award, Wellington, New Zealand

Commissions

2015 Tiger Beer.

Media

2016 A mention in The Sydney Morning Herald
2016   Write up from Studio Home