Helen Pynor is an Australian artist whose practice incorporates sculpture and more recently photography. Drawing on her dual backgrounds in Biology and Visual Arts, Pynor’s works explore the interiority of the body and other living organisms. In her recent photographic series, Liquid Ground, Pynor has created a suite of Type-C prints that are face mounted to glass, creating a cool, watery atmosphere. Her images of visceral bodily organs floating through gossamer garments underwater are unerringly beautiful and melancholic, in narratives past and present.
Pynor was the winner of the RBS Emerging Artist Award 2009 and also the joint winner of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2008. Liquid Ground was on show during November/December 2010, at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
C-Print, diasec on glass. All images courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery