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Sophie von Hellermann's paintings recall the look of fables, legends, and traditional stories that are imbued with the workings of her subconscious rather than the content of existing images. Her romantic, pastel- washed canvases are often installed to suggest complex narrative threads. Von Hellermann applies pure pigment directly onto unprimed canvas, her use of broad-brushed washes imbues a sense of weightlessness to her pictures. Von Hellermann's paintings draw upon current affairs as often and as fluidly as they borrow from the imagery of classical mythology and literature to create expansive imaginary places. In subject matter and style, von Hellermann tests imagination against reality.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
X Museum
Selected exhibitions
2020
Sophie von Hellermann | Because it isSies + Höke
A Midsummer Night's DreamPilar Corrias Gallery
2018
Sophie von Hellermann: New WavesPilar Corrias Gallery
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Piaget Pop, 2019

Acrylic on canvas
51 1/5 × 55 1/10 in
130 × 140 cm
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Location
Berlin - Charlottenburg
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Medium

Sophie von Hellermann's paintings recall the look of fables, legends, and traditional stories that are imbued with the workings of her subconscious rather than the content of existing images. Her romantic, pastel- washed canvases are often installed to suggest complex narrative threads. Von Hellermann applies pure pigment directly onto unprimed canvas, her use of broad-brushed washes imbues a sense of weightlessness to her pictures. Von Hellermann's paintings draw upon current affairs as often and as fluidly as they borrow from the imagery of classical mythology and literature to create expansive imaginary places. In subject matter and style, von Hellermann tests imagination against reality.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
X Museum
Selected exhibitions (3)
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