Helle Mardahl is an artist and designer whose work encompasses sculpture, installation, painting, fashion and interior design. Her work is marked by a sense of ornate lavishness, extravagance and flamboyance combined with eccentric deviance.
As a designer, Helle is concerned with the contrast between organic shapes and hard materials. Her richly coloured designs are alive and natural, fragile yet robust. Her designs bring life to spaces, and are equally capable of standing alone or blending in.
All of Helle’s work is produced by hand in limited quantities in Denmark.
Helle Mardahl was born in 1976. She graduated in fashion design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London in 2001. Helle has exhibited her work around the world, received several grants from the Danish Arts Council including the prestigious three year working grant, and worked with clients such as Smart, Muuto, Flora Dania and Stine Goya.
Helle lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
HOME, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014 (Solo)
The Big Winter Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Bredgade, Copenhagen, 2014 (Group)
The Urban Artist, Circle Culture Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2011 (Group)
A TRIBE ON A PEDESTAL, WAS Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010 (Solo)
STAGE POWER, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2010 (Solo)
Shades Down In Tokyo Town, Tokyo, Japan, 2010 (Group)
Portrait of a Lady, AllegraLaviola Gallery, New York, USA, 2010 (Group)
THE LARGEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE, LaViolaBank Gallery, New York, USA, 2009 (Solo)
FALLING INTO THE UNKNOWN, San Carlos Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, 2009 (Solo)
A ROYAL ORGY OF CONSUMPTION, WAS Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008 (Solo)
WHAT DOES NOT LIVE INSIDE?, Apartment Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2007 (Solo)
SOLARK, Art Academy, London, England (2005)
"DANISH", Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005)