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GRETHA helberg

PAUSE - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY GRETHA HELBERG

Artist's Statement

 

For me, art is an adventure, a journey.  I begin a painting with no specific idea in mind.  I prefer not to plan my paintings, but to arrive at them.  The creative process must be spontaneous - creative freedom is important.  It is the intuitive, physical act of painting, the dance, that interests me.  I simply begin a painting, making changes, and more changes, always according to colour, light, aesthetics and composition.  I do not believe in mistakes.  My paintings are nature and nature does not make mistakes, it simply creates.  Everything that happens on a canvas is simply an opportunity for observation, for change, for something new.  Painting allows me the opportunity to tap my subconscious, to utilise my academic knowledge of painting and technique without the burdening limits of the representation...to dance...on canvas.  My paintings begin, change, continuing to warp throughout the painting process until inevitably I arrive at what satisfies me.

 

Gretha Helberg