Greet Helsen, ‘Sonnentaler’, 2017, IdeelArt
Greet Helsen, ‘Sonnentaler’, 2017, IdeelArt
Greet Helsen, ‘Sonnentaler’, 2017, IdeelArt

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Color and luminosity define the work of Greet Helsen. Her paintings are best described as abstract landscapes, informed by her memories of personal encounters with nature.

Working not from a precise recollection of forms, but rather from impressions of colors, shapes, lines and light, Helsen begins each new painting by carefully mixing and diluting her acrylic paints, seeking not only the perfect hue but also the perfect level of translucency.

Each layer is allowed to shine through the next, resulting in sumptuous, textured images full of energy, vitality and depth.

Signature: Left-hand bottom corner

From the artist’s studio

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