Mercedes Helnwein: Temptation to be Good

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Mercedes Helnwein was born in Vienna, Austria, daughter to renowned painter and art provocateur Gottfried Helnwein. With a deep fascination developing early on in her childhood for both the visual arts as well as literature, she began to dedicate her time equally among the two...

IN L.A.: Studio Visit With Mercedes Helnwein

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Mercedes Helnwein’s latest exhibition opens this upcoming Saturday, October 5, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and for the occasion,  we were invited to stop by Helnwein's studio for a preview of what she has been working on for the past few months. Photos and more after the jump..

In L.A.: Mercedes Helnwein @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Mercedes Helnwein’s latest solo exhibition, Make It Dark, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. With this evocative collection of works Helnwein presents us with a bizarre Film Noir inspired world of midnight creeping, invisible pain and loss of love. Photos and more after the jump….  

How I got to Interview Mercedes Helnwein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2009
“It started with red hair. That’s how I first knew Mercedes Helnwein. I didn’t know her artwork, her novel, or her association with WeSC, the fashion design company. And I sure as hell didn’t know I would end up interviewing her.” Thus starts the explanatory words by recent Mercedes Helnwein interviewer, Tommy Tung, in what ensues a comedic journey into the heart of being broke, the love of art, and getting interviews pulled together.

Exclusive Interview with Mercedes Helnwein, Part Two

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 16, 2009
Mercedes Helnwein is an artist, novelist, filmmaker, WeSC activist, and banjo practitioner. Known for large-scale drawings of intrigue and suspense, she is one of the few artists today with divine control of pencil and paper. Her new exhibition, “East of Eden,” opens at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles on November 21. An email correspondence between Tommy Tung in Los Angeles and Mercedes Helnwein in Tipperary, Ireland discusses her burgeoning career. This is Part 2 of the 2-part interview.

Exclusive: One Million Questions for One Mercedes Helnwein

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 15, 2009
In the drawing seen above, “Man Holds a Car,” the vehicle is on a collision course. The target: a woman. The perpetrator: a man. He gazes sidelong, promise in his posture, but whether the car will reach the woman is not drawn. Only the shadow is parked there, on the side of her mouth. Her expression holds the arcane.


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