Thomas Helbig – Viper In Bosom

“Viper in Bosom”, a new series of drawings, paintings and sculpture from Thomas Helbig is currently being exhibited at Vilma Gold in London.

Thomas Helbig - Ungeboren - 2008-09

Helbig’s influence was informed by the practices of the Surrealists and the Russian Avant-garde. This Modernist link transcends the practicality of space with a flattening of form. Traditional perspective is rallied against in the thrift store found paintings and wall decorations that the artist has altered. Portraits have been seized and transported to hazy aural forms.

Thomas Helbig - Eva - 2008-09

There is a close connection between each manifestation the art takes. His sculptures seem to emerge from the paintings and in turn, the paintings have been developed from his drawings. This symbiotic connection plays out quite the reverse to the viewer. The confrontation begins with the sculpture which draws the audience into the subtle two dimensional works.

Thomas Helbig - Viper in Bosom - 2008-09

Thomas Helbig
Viper in Bosom
22 March – 17 May 2009
Vilma Gold

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