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Diving Deep & Flying High

20 March 2021

As the world around us changes at an ever increasingly rapid pace we look to the comforts of leisure, culture and the arts to provide any sort of escapism and to use as a tool for endurance in these tough times. Many artists and audience comment on the ability to be taken on inner journeys whilst contemplating a particular work.   A moment of recognition of former times or feelings.  A journey is started and can offer great upliftment, and this phenomena is not found more powerfully than in the work of Helen van Stolk.
The body of work encapsulates inspiration by quite contradictory sources and expressed in uniquely opposite forms.  Great masters like Renoir and Gauguin speak volumes in the work using references of colour and emotion  juxtaposed with beautiful and delicate gestures that are motivated by tiny whispers of beauty discovered in life and nature.  A pattern, an intention or a moment is expressed in van Stolk’s work with effortless easy and equilibrium.  Her mark making is constantly changing to express time, space and speed.  Her ability to build  up the canvas in a variety of mediums is astonishing it almost feels as if she is sculpting the painting where thick stokes are in perfect balance with fine smooth contours. 

Participating: Helen van Stolk


Address: The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street Franschhoek
Tel: 021 876 4280 || Cell: 083 463 0392

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