Artist Profile: Helene Mukhtar
My paintings celebrate the resilience and strength of the human spirit.
I am inspired by street, urban and popular art. My work is animated with cartoon-style drawings, symbols, collage, animal and human shapes. I strive towards the use of minimal, bold brush strokes. The forms are expressive and colorful yet simple, offering just a hint of the real image.
The result is a mix of abstract and figurative elements colored with a touch of humor.
I use acrylic paint and my color palette is dominated by muscular, energetic and vibrant colors that reflect the world of cartoons and children fantasies.
I received an MFA from Florida State University. Born in France I now live in Brooklyn. Recent solo shows include the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, Galerie ArtSud in France and Ion Studio in Soho.