A tutor at the Royal Drawing School, Tyga Helme’s vivid works are often inspired by the places she has visited over several artist residencies.
During a teaching residency at the International Institute of Fine Arts in Modinigar, northern India, Tyga was drawn to an intriguing corner of the city where offerings were left under two banana trees. She returned to the spot over many days, using multiple sketches as the foundation of this piece.
The work captures the chaos of the city, and contrasts that energy and flux with the constancy of the banana trees.
Tyga Helme studied Fine Art and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. She was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Royal Drawing School in London where she won the Machin Foundation Prize. Her artist residencies include Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Borgo Pignano in Italy and Vermont Studio Centre, USA. Her work has been in various exhibitions including at the Fleming Collection in London and Christie's in New York. She currently tutors at the Royal Drawing School.