Artists At Home 17 – 19 September – Artist Helga Stentzel

Image above: By Helga Stentzel

Artists At Home is back. The Open Studios which has been a feature of life in west London for decades was online only last year and postponed from its usual date of June this year because of the pandemic.

Now they are back ‘stronger than ever’, with 93 artists showing their work in their homes and studios in Chiswick, Acton, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush over the weekend of 17 – 19 September. Among them are painters, graphic artists, potters, jewellers, photographers and artists who work with textiles and mixed media.

Image above: By Helga Stentzel

Helga Stentzel

Helga Stentzel is a Russian-born artist with a sense of humour. She has an eye for putting a surrealist spin on everyday objects. New to Artists At Home this year, Helga works across a wide range of media including illustration, photography, video and stop motion animation.

On graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s Helga worked in the advertising industry. She also ran a children’s clothing business before becoming a full-time artist.

“My art is about finding magic in the mundane, seeing beauty in imperfections, and connecting to reality in a new way. It’s observation without expectations, which sometimes brings fascinating insights. I love noticing playful similarities – be it a sweater on a clothing line looking like a horse or a slice of bread resembling a dog’s head. I hope that my work will help people to connect with their inner child and rediscover the joy of savouring little visual delights in and outside their homes.”

Images above: By Helga Stentzel

Artists at Home was the first event of its kind in London – founded by artists Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden in 1973.

‘Last year we were forced to show our work online only for the first time in our history. This year we are excited to welcome you into our homes and studios in person once more’.

You can browse the artwork available on the Artists At Home website.

Image above: By Helga Stentzel

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