Thinking of giving art for Christmas? Explore our gift guide

Hélio Teles Untitled 609, 2019

Ask more pictures

$USD 186

Have a question? Ask a specialist
COVID19 : Deliveries are still taking place worldwide. Packages are handled in accordance with health regulations.

Add to my favourites
About the seller

Professional art gallery

Abrantes, Portugal

The Vetted logo from Artsper

Vetted Seller Our team of world-wide experts approves every sellers.

Hélio Teles, Untitled 609
View in a room

simulator

simulator

Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic, gouache, cement

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

Delivery
Artsper's galleries deliver artworks worldwide, and using specialised carriers. The artwork can be delivered to the address of your choice within 1 to 2 weeks after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
Origin: Portugal
Find out more about delivery
Free return
You have 14 days to find the perfect spot for your artwork. If you change your mind, you can send it back free of charge, and we'll reimburse you.
Find out more about free return
Payment
You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer only in euros. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation.
Find out more about payment
Guarantee
Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks.
Find out more about Artsper guarantee
Go further

Hélio Teles

Brazil Born in: 1967

Hélio Teles was born in central Brazil in 1967. He attended University in Goias state, where he studied philosophy and theology. On leaving University he became a teacher and, during this period, was aware of the chronic and systemic nature of poverty in Brazil which led him to become, at the age of 20, the youngest ever directly elected council member in Brazil, representing the town of Itapirapua.



He was influenced strongly by the conditions in which the people lived and the images of doors and walls of ordinary houses and simple architecture, for him, a symbolic memory of simple lives lived in extreme hardship, yet with a faith in the future that belied their circumstance. 


His first artistic inspirations came from Brazilian artists such as Portinari and the work of photographer Sebastiao Salgado. The work of Antoni Tapies and Alberto Burri has been influential, primarily due to their use of mixed media. The thematic treatment of the wall in the 'graffiti' series by photographer Brassai, has reinforced the emotional context of the wall in social and cultural terms. 


“…… In my most recent work, I have increased the use of colour to reflect a hope for peace and security in these troubled times. I try to see my work as a metaphor for poverty and division.

The use of mixed media is an attempt to recreate the dwellings, crumbling facades of houses and peeling walls. Layers of impasto imply the world outside, thinly applied paint a reflection of the world inside. Lines, scratches, crosses and graffiti are expressions of feeling - of the faith that is the core of our existence."


Hélio moved to England in 1995 to study Art and English and has an MA degree in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School. He works from his studio on the South Coast.

Read more


Hélio Teles, Untitled 609
Hélio Teles, Untitled 609 Hélio Teles, Untitled 609