Read More (2011)
Giclée print, 48 x 47cm
From the poster series, evocative of the government advice on wartime posters
'Collation and the physical descriptions of books are the starting point for my latest series of works. Combining images of books and images of people I aim to abstract the description of the book so that the person depicted will then take on the similarities and take the image to another space. "Read More" is part of a series of poster works that makes demands upon the viewers' lives, for the better?'
Following a National Diploma in Art and Design at Plymouth Art College, the artist and bookseller Faye Heller graduated from the West Surrey College of Art & Design with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture, and subsequently gained an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, University College London, where she was awarded the Charles Saatchi Bursary.
Heller works in a variety of media, and her pieces have been shown widely in both the UK and mainland Europe; her solo and group exhibitions include: Summer Exhibition (Cavailiero-Finn Gallery, London, 2010), A Room with a View (Gallery II, University of Bradford, Bradford, 2010), EEC Platform (Queen Mary University, London, 2007), New Films (Noilas Gallery, London, 2006), Making Things Better (East Norwich Gallery, Norwich, 2005), Britart (Eyestorm Gallery, Warwick, 2004), Black and White Photography (Flanners Gallery, Leeds, 2004), Violet’s Violent End (Wiebke Morgan Gallery, London, 2003), and Domestic Disaster (Wiebke Morgan Gallery, London, 2003).
Articles on her work have appeared in a number of publications, including 25 Beautiful Homes (May 2008, p. 159), Metropolitan Home (November 2006, p. 122), Elle Decor (Italian ed., 2003, p. 139), Interior Design (April 2003, pp. 191-3), Marie Claire (Italian ed., 2002, p. 103), and Time Out (October 2002, p. 46).
For further information about her work, see Faye Heller's website: www.fayeheller.com.