Information

The works are about fractions, small parts of a whole.
And about light: shining through or reflecting on an object.

 

LINK CHAIN (Light)

Barbara Helmer

Wall drawing, 2020

3m x 3.5m

“Which landscape does a painter see?” I challenge painter Barbara Helmer.

“The viewer, for the sake of convenience, assumes they see the world but translated through paint.” She smiles, “The world is the canvas. The paint, shapes and colour are the landscape… Of course, I’ll apply elements from reality. On my terms, if they fit.”

She doesn’t depict. Occasionally, impressions from the outside world resonate with her painterly reality. The painter records them; gratefully absorbs them. Dissects, analyses and abstracts until they are only contour or colour.

This wall drawing’s graphic structure started as a thick gold chain. In this composition of segments, the painter conveys what she sees. How a prism emanates from grey. That stripes can be rays of light. That an eclipse of a colour field exists. She takes us through aesthetic collisions, close calls, and successful encounters. She shows how from form a counter-form emerges.

This wall drawing is a landscape that fits its location. Other places could have different outcomes. Perhaps in grey. Or striped. Whatever the painter envisions.

Klaar van der Lippe



EXHIBITIONS /EXPOSITIES etc.:
2020
- Group exhibition Amsterdam Art pavilioen Beatrixpark
- Mural Hilton-Art-Lab ( Herman Lamers)
-Dresden - Residence GrafischAtelier 
-Murals.Inc Gallery R'dam
-GalleryPhoebus R'dam
2019
- "Übergangsweise #10 "Goethe Institut Rdam
Group exhibition "Maand v.d Grafiek" Appendix
- Art on Paper
Amsterdam Gallery Phoebus 

-Galerie Phoebus Rotterdam
 group exhibition: Daniel Dutrieux, Esther Bruggink, Regula Maria Müller
 Eva-Maria Schön, Bernard Villers
- Het Kunstgemaal, Bronkhorst group exhibition "5 Jaar"
-Tekenkabinet#7 Amstelpark, Amsterdam

2018
-B.a.d Lab Test Results #4  Rotterdam
 + Laurien Dumbar , Romee van Oers 
-Gallery Phoebus Rotterdam
-Tekenkabinet No.6 Amsterdam
 -Het Kunstgemaal Bronkhorst "Twilight F urniture"
  Group exhibition 
  Anya Janssen,  Riette Wanders, Robbert Pauwels
curator: Anya Janssen
-OPEN STUDIOS Borgerstraat Rdam
  parellel to Art Rotterdam
 Guest artist show+ open studios

2017
 Arte Concordia: "kunstenaarsvlag "voor in Avenue Concordia en vlaggen parade Boompjes.
 currator: Karin Arink
 Tekenkabinet(Manja v.d. Storm)
 Museum Purmerend, Amstelpark
 Hoge School Rotterdam
  presentatie Serie Zeefdrukken
 bij lancering nieuwe website Hoge School
 assignment ESL Erasmus School of Law
 Permanent Kunstobject (schilderwerk op glas)
 WTC Contemporary Art fair : Gallerie Hommes
 Groepstentoonstelling (Astrid de Pauw , Ralf Kokke, Ingrid Hoekstra)
 Depot Rotterdam
 silkscreen
 
2016
 assignment: Multiple Hoge School Rdam
 Serie silkscreen
 
2015
 De Aanschouw Rotterdam
 Galerie E.M./Emmy Miltenburg Schiedam
 Pictura Dordrecht
 Eightfold, internet galerie
 Tekenkabinet Kunsthuis Amsterdam, Museum Waterland Purmerend
  
2014
 Tekenkabinet “the Big Draw” Westpoort Amsterdam
 Tekensalon museum Waterland Purmerend

2013
 Tekenkabinet Kunstsalon Assen
 Galerie Hommes Rotterdam
 Tekenkabinet Waterland Purmerend
 Ostrale Dresden (D)

2012
 assignment Muurschildering RIJNSTATE ziekenhuis Arnhem
 Kunsthal Rotterdam
 Cilo Zutphen
 Galerie Hommes Rotterdam

2011
 Gallery Bob Smit Rotterdam
 CBK Rotterdam

2010
 Zwervende tentoonstelling Rotterdam
 Foto instituut Rotterdam
 Club Donny tijdschrift

2009
 Club Donny tijdschrift

2008
 CBK Rotterdam
 Opdracht voor muurschildering in tehuis palliatieve zorg IJsselmonde (Opening door koningin Beatrix.)