London based artist, Unskilled Worker a.k.a. Helen Downie specializes in the beguiling.As the name suggests, she’s not a formally trained artist, instead, she’s all about instinct. Her intuitive nature takes her to mediums such as chalk, inks, biro pens as well as dead pens (they’re perfect for carving into the canvas), and colors too that have an innate narrative. It’s thought that Nick Knight first picked up on Downie’s work via Instagram, the platform of choice for artists nowadays. And what special work it is. Found at the intersection of the dream and the definite, undoubtedly, there’s a magnetic quality to Downie’s pieces.
There’s also a beautiful darkness behind her vibrant inks. Expect a melee of ethereality, innocence, inherent flow and instinct that all come together in a spectacular fashion to influence and form her work
An interview with the lovely @FelicityCarter_