Mixed Media, Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 20 in
71 x 51 cm
White Wood Frame
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Belgian artist Greet Helsen masterfully layers acrylic paint with a transparency of watercolor paint in her large mixed media artworks. The shimmering colored areas are superimposed and transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and white light reflecting fields of color. This process produces artworks with unmistakable lightness and softness. Her artworks include unique textures and beautiful details in the surfaces. They have been exhibited in numerous international art galleries such as Zurich and Los Angeles as well as major art fairs and have been collected worldwide.
In addition to several layers of acrylic paint, Helsen subtly uses ink and other mixed media to compliment the fields of colors, adding depth within her works. This 28 inch by 20 inch fine art painting is framed in a white wood frame. It is signed on the front. It is wired and ready to hang. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable global shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Greet Helsen was born in 1962 in Hoogstraten, Belgium. Following her graduation in 1984 from her art studies with B. Assenza she continued her independent educational and artistic works.
In 1986 Helsen founded her own art school in Dortmund, Germany which she also directed for twelve years. In 1995, her son Mathias was born. After a three year hiatus she gave classes until 2012 at the Assenza art school in Münchenstein. She then took over the management of the NetzWerk art school Münchenstein, Switzerland. She has been exhibiting her works internationally, including Galerie Reitz Cologne since 2011 and Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles since 2013.
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Greet Helsen was born in 1962 in Hoogstraten, Belgium. Following her graduation in 1984 from her art studies with Italian painter B. Assenza, she continued her independent educational and artistic works.
In 1986 Helsen founded her own art school in Dortmund, Germany which she continued to direct for the next twelve years. Following a short break from teaching while focusing on her own creative growth, she held classes until 2012 at the Assenza Visual Art School Basel, located in Münchenstein, Switzerland. She then took over the management of the NetzWerk Malerei art school also in Münchenstein, Switzerland. Greet Helsen currently works and lives near Basel, Switzerland.
In her abstract works she uses mainly acrylic, but utilizes the medium like watercolor, bringing a lightness into her paintings. The shimmering colors are transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and reflecting and highlighting large swathes of color. This process gives the paintings unmistakable lightness and softness with harmonious combinations of bright color blocks and lines set against white backgrounds.
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