Category Archives: Artist Interviews

‘Harmonie’ Artist Interview: Felipe Echevarria

Currently on view at Helikon is ‘Harmonie,’ a duo show featuring 108 paintings by highly notable artists of illustration and the figurative arts George Pratt and Felipe Echevarria. Ranging from watercolor, oil, and pastel to other traditional media, this body of work examines the beauty and mystery of the human figure. On the whole, ‘Harmonie’ is […]

Artist Interview: Jonathan McAfee

Jonathan McAfee is one of Helikon Gallery’s “muses” of 2016, and one of only two Denver artists featured in this year’s Muses of Mount Helikon. I came across Jonathan’s work this past year and was immediately drawn to the vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes of his paintings. Each one of his portraits seem to jump from the […]

Five Questions with Daliah Ammar

If you’ve been following Helikon Gallery for any of the past year, chances are you’ve seen Daliah Ammar’s work. We first got to exhibit her gorgeous oil paintings in last year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon,’ and her work has been catching eyes in our hallway collection and main shows ever since. We’re lucky enough to show […]

Six Questions with Scott Bakal

Scott Bakal has been on our ‘Muses’ wishlist since our first installment of the annual exhibition. His illustrations, which have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Variety, Playboy, and many more, have always stood out to us for their depth through layering of texture […]

Studio Visit with ‘Muses’ artist Brian Hart

Somerville-based artist Brian Hart is one of Helikon Gallery’s ‘Muses’ of 2016, featured in our annual ‘Muses of Mount Helikon’ exhibition opening next week. Gallery curator Annie Aqua spoke with Brian at his studio this past spring and visited his installation in Meow Wolf’s “House of Eternal Return” last week. Read about both visits below. I came […]

Artist Interview with Joe Vaux

California-based artist Joe Vaux paints intricate worlds filled with creatures of land, sea, and sky, illustrating stories with a childlike imagination, but also with dark undertones and a seasoned artist’s eye for detail. These (dark details) are what drew us to Joe’s work for this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon,’ opening November 3rd. Here, Joe talks to us […]

10 Questions with Zach Madere

Zach Madere is a California-based artist featured in our current show, ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting.’ Here he talks about his studio habits, tricks, and inspirations both at the office and at home. 1. Did you aspire to be an artist, or did you fall in love with making art? I aspired to […]

Four questions with Em Borjon

Em Borjon is one of 15 artists participating in ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting,’ which opened March 3rd and runs through April 2nd. ‘Pixel Palette’ aims to highlight the variety that can be achieved through the digital medium– the works are connected in many ways but each artist creates something wholly unique and in a distinct style. […]

Six Questions with… Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler, whose new work is featured in Gallery 101 for her solo show ‘Formations: The Constructed Landscape,’ came to our attention about a year ago when she inquired about studio space at Helikon. Sarah quickly became a vital and vibrant member of the Helikon community, constantly at work in her studio and clearly making […]

Six Questions with… Naomi Haverland

Our upcoming show “The New Masters of Dada” features the work of local artist Naomi Haverland. You may know Naomi for her large-scale chalk work or her mural “My Name is Awsum” at 15th and California downtown. Here Naomi talks about the origin of this painting series, the frank advice she would give to her younger self, […]