The approach to contemporary art, to its expressions and manifestations, is controversial today. With its spectacular events, auctions for millions, today’s art is expressed through highly praised artists and ignores the many who “come from nothing and are capable of everything.”*
To a small group of these silent creators of beauty I dedicate all that I have learned in years of activity in the field of “fine arts” for public and private institutions. I am their voice, the one who promotes their art and defends their right to follow their personal research without concessions to styles and conventions.
Convinced of their “know how”, which is recognized by collectors and corporations that have bought the work shown in private galleries and public spaces, I have created the virtual gallery Helen Arts-Gallery to praise their work, to show it in a space without borders, to make it accessible to a sensitive public, aware of artistic values, and, why not, to the market.
*Jean Clair. “The Winter of Culture”
Helen arts-gallery is pleased to bring you news of a forthcoming international event that takes a place in Villa di Maser next June. Under the curatorship of Simonetta Gorrieri, 20 artists are invited to "contaminate" the Palladian architecture with their original works designed for this prestigious space.
The imaginary constellation of PAOLO STEFANI will be installed under the main entrance portico.
The shooting of the back stage directed by the famous photographer Oliviero Toscani, will lead to the edition of a catalog which will be presented in Europe and United States.
Paolo Stefani Ateliers
Como at first, now Paris: each of these places transmits to Paolo divergent but
complementary stimuli and energies. His new works are enriched, new formes
emerging and original amalgams make colors more intense.
For upcoming atelier activities in Paris contact us.
ANNY FERRARIO, MANUEL LAGOA, PAOLO STEFANI, invited by Regis Rizzo who directs the AMANDIER STUDIO, will show their work from the 6th to the 9th April, 2018: three days of sharing and direct contact with collectors and art lovers in a space where painting and sculptures are created on a daily basis.
Opening: Friday 6 April 2018 at 5 pm
We are pleased to bring you news of our forthcoming events:
LES ATELIERS PARTAGE, Brussels, open their doors to MANUEL LAGOA and PAOLO STEFANI, artists of Helen Arts Gallery.
BLAISE PATRIX who created the ateliers in 1990 to have a space where he could share his passion for the arts and understanding others, where he practices what he defines as “artsocia(b)le”. He wishes to include in his journey, for one week long, two artists applying different ways and methods defend the same postulate.
Opening: Thursday 22 March 2018 at 18
Toribio Sosa, a versatile architect, has discovered the pleasure of painting murals.
Putting his work of carving old trunks of abandoned, decaying trees on the back burner, he paints using acrylic and glue on all supports (think of his large canvasses shown several times in Europe already) He is now dealing with a wall of reinforced concrete 10 meters long. With left-over industrial paints and few colours, Sosa gives a new visual reality to a generally neglected space: the garage!
Helen arts gallery is proud to offer a preliminary view of a detail upon a large work by Manuel Lagoa commissioned by a private collector. Iit's consists in a ceramic and enamel wall, 2,60 x 2,14 meters high.
The project, conceived and realised in partnership with the artist Caroline Gutierrez, is a work in progress.
Helen Arts-Gallery is delighted to inform its followers that the piece "Flight over the last snow of March" by Anny Ferrario has been chosen for the 26th edition of MINIARTEXTIL, an international show of contemporary fiber art, dedicated to the theme WEAVING DREAMS.
It will be shown in the Ex Church of San Francesco – Ratti Space in Como - from 1st October until 20th November 2016. The exhibition is curated by Professor Luciano Caramel, art historian and critic of renowned fame.
One of the new, long-awaited works of Paolo Stefani!
Drawn by the beauty of a lot of papers discovered near his usual supplier in Italy, the artist has undertaken a research on the material and has begun to enthusiastically paint on this unusual support, which has unfortunately been out of production for years.
The cotton-based papers are unique because the monochromatic colored serigraphs were done by hand at C&M Belle Arti of Como and were used by textile designers.
Paolo Stefani has painted his creations of lyrical intensity with soft colors that accentuate the evocative value of his compositions and his deep layering of colors.