Grandma (2018), by Elena Helfrecht, is from her ongoing series “Plexus”, a photographic study of still lives that emerge from inherited trauma and post-memory, following the death of the artist’s grandmother. Through this series the artist reconnects the fragmentary history of her female lineage and confronts a past spanning across four generations, examining ideas around post-memory, mental health, war, and history.
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Medium: Archival pigment print
Frame: Black wooden frame
Edition: 1/3 (signed and numbered). This work is also available in an edition of 20 + 2 AP in 420mmx290mm at £300 per print (excl. framing and shipping). Please contact us if you’re interested in this size instead.
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About the Artist
Elena Helfrecht (1992) is a German visual artist based in Bavaria. She completed her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London in 2019.
Her practice revolves around an exploration of inner space and the phenomena of consciousness, emerging from an autobiographical context. Interweaving memories, experiences, and imagination, she creates inextricable narratives with multiple layers of meaning, characterised by a visceral iconography.
Elena was a recipient of the BJP International Photo Award (joint runner-up), the Sony World Photo Awards (2nd place), the Camera Work Award and the AOP Student Awards. She was also nominated for the FOAM Paul Huf Award and selected as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Elena’s work is held in private and public collections.