Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Greet Helsen, ‘Drive to the Open Sea’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

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 and 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 blue and violet 32” tall by 60” wide horizontal 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 and hanging hardware are 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.

EXHIBITIONS
2016 Galerie Brötzinger Art, Pforzheim, Germany
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
2015 Galerie Kunstreich Bern, Switzerland
Kunstverein Norden, Germany
Galerie Kunststücke München, Germany
Galerie Mollwo, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
2014 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
ArtFair Köln, Galerie Mollwo, Cologne, Germany
Kunstverein Bahlingen, Germany
Galerie Interart, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands
Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
Artfair Cologne, Gallery Mollwo, Germany
Gallery Mollwo, Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
2012 Artfair Cologne, Gallery Mollwo, Germany
Landhof, Pratteln, Switzerland
2011 ArtFair Cologne, Gallery Mollwo, Germany
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

Signature: Signed on front

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