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Silent Shout

Silent Shout is the first myseum solo show by British artist Helen Bur.

20 October 2021, London: Saatchi Gallery will open an exhibition of works by Helen Bur in one of its main gallery spaces on Friday 12 November 2021. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12 November to 5 December 2021 with free admission.

In this new body of works by British artist Helen Bur, painted figures are captured in moments of quiet action, self-reflection and stillness. Obscured in the pause of a gesture and imbued with a sense of the surreal, Bur sensitively depicts those around her as fragments of the bigger picture. Internal dialogues become social narratives and the personal becomes global.

Combining lose gestural marks with traditionally influenced figuration, we are invited to pause, come to stillness in a moment of motion and experience the subtle nuances of emotion that can be felt and held on the canvas surfaces. Silent Shout features works that encourage the viewer to question how we need others to truly understand ourselves. In the words of Sophie Mak-Schram, “Bur’s paintings silently make sound, gesture rather than say, and come to stillness in a moment of motion, They hover in the moment of becoming…transforming…about to make some noise”.

Works from Silent Shout will be available for purchase.

Press Preview: Thursday 11 November, 10AM-1PM


Space: Gallery 3, Ground Floor

Dates and Opening Hours:
Open to the public: Friday 12 November – Sunday 5 December 2021
10am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday (last admission 5.00pm)
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Free entry, pre-booking not required

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Helen Bur (b.1990) is a British artist working between the UK and on the road where she has participated in outdoor and indoor projects world-wide from Brazil to Norway with exhibitions in USA, UK and Europe. Using traditionally influenced techniques in figuration, sensitive and poetic narratives are used as tools to dissect and understand experiences, where the personal often becomes global. The lack of information or clarity present in the work imitates and captures the wide-spread mood of absurdity in the everyday. @abcdefghelen


Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has provided an innovative platform for contemporary art. Exhibitions have presented works by largely unseen young artists, or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. This approach has made the Gallery one of the most recognised names in contemporary art. Since moving to its current 70,000 square feet space in the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London, the Gallery has welcomed over 10 million visitors. The Gallery hosts over 5,000 schools visits annually and has over 6 million followers on social media. In 2019 Saatchi Gallery became a charity, beginning a new chapter in its history.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
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