Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Dreamscape’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

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.

In her works she uses mainly acrylic paint, but uses it like watercolor paint. 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.

EXHIBITIONS
2014 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, NL
2013 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
Artfair Cologne, Germany (Gallery Mollwo)
Gallery Mollwo, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
2012 Artfair Cologne, Germany (Gallery Mollwo)
Landhof, Pratteln, Switzerland
2011 ArtFair Cologne, Germany (Gallery Mollwo)
Gallery Reitz, Cologne, Germany
Gallery Mollwo, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
2010 Gallery Mollwo, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
2008 Bürgerspital, Basel, Switzerland
Gallery Wohnwerk, Chur, Switzerland
Exhibition and Work in Progress Kuratorium, Basel, Switzerland
2007 Burgfelderhof, Basel, Switzerland
Gallery Eigenart, Karlsruhe, Germany
Exhibition and Work in Progress Kuratorium, Basel, Switzerland
2006 Exhibition and Work in Progress Kuratorium, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Exhibition and Work in Progress Kuratorium, Basel, Switzerland
2004 Exhibition and Work in Progress Kuratorium, Basel, Switzerland
2003 Gallery 76, Freiburg, Germany

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About Greet Helsen

Greet Helsen draws inspiration from the natural world to produce abstract landscapes composed of acrylic paint, which she approaches like watercolor, rendering thin washes of the pigment. Typically set against bright white backgrounds, the shimmering, luminous color blocks and lines in her paintings are accentuated, creating qualities of lightness and softness and an almost ethereal effect.

Belgian, b. 1962, based in Switzerland