Helen Maudsley

Helen Maudsley’s work is obsessive, both in refinement and labour. In her drawings abstract shapes are constructed from thin lines and cross-hatching, shadowing worked up through dense webs of short pen strokes. From this, fragments of buildings and landscapes emerge, caught between cylinders, circles and cubes. Patterns are formed through repeated shapes and in the fine cross-hatching. There are glimpses of an architectural order that are never confirmed. Robert Nelson has written of her work as “consummately lyrical,” and mentions that they “resolve their forms with impeccable balance” (The Age, 21 July, 2000).

A senior Melbourne artist, Helen Maudsley has had solo exhibitions regularly since 1957. Her work is held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. 

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The Rose Petal Scrolls, become the Scrolls of our Ancient Past; of the Law; of Wigs, still worn. The Hands of Now, of Doing. The Pear that is Flesh and Heart. The Conflict with Arrogance. Also, the Flicker of Life, and the Question Mark., 2014, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 80.5cm, 16667

The Rose Petal Scrolls, become the Scrolls of our Ancient Past; of the Law; of Wigs, still worn.
The Hands of Now, of Doing. The Pear that is Flesh and Heart.
The Conflict with Arrogance.
Also, the Flicker of Life, and the Question Mark.
2014
oil on canvas
74.5 x 80.5cm
16667

Selected Stock

Helen Maudsley
The wonderful diversion, 1958
mixed media on paper
50.8 x 91cm
14652

Helen Maudsley
The journey the hidden agenda, 1969
mixed media on paper
78 x 81cm
15563

Helen Maudsley
The Heads that Consider. The Hyena Laugh., 2014
oil on canvas
59.5 x 41cm
16674

Helen Maudsley
When Shoe leaves Foot. When Dreams become Myths, become Facts. When Foot stays Grounded with Difference. And the Pillar, the Secular Presence of God., 2014
oil on canvas
59.5 x 41cm
16672

Helen Maudsley
The Not Knowing. Each One There; Difference. Your experience of Me, is not Me. My experience of You, is not You., 2014
oil on canvas
59.5 x 41cm
16671

Helen Maudsley
To Get, Have and Keep; Mine. Different Sovereignties. Status, Authority, Omnipotence., 2014
oil on canvas
59.5 x 41
16673

Helen Maudsley
The event of being, the pear, the flesh, the mind, the brain also the shield becomes the emblem becomes the face becomes the head becomes the coins of transaction. from civilized to savage; crashing along., 2011
isograph with ink on lead point base on paper
86 x 58cm
15662

Helen Maudsley
From Each One’s Mindscape. Staying Part of It., 2013
isograph with ink on lead point base on paper
28 x 24cm
16701

Helen Maudsley
The Rose Petal Scrolls, become the Scrolls of our Ancient Past; of the Law; of Wigs, still worn. The Hands of Now, of Doing. The Pear that is Flesh and Heart. The Conflict with Arrogance. Also, the Flicker of Life, and the Question Mark., 2014
oil on canvas
74.5 x 80.5cm
16667

Helen Maudsley
The Innate and Secular Presence of God. The Innate presence of the Feral., 2014
oil on canvas
60.5 x 88cm
16670

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