Michael von Helms

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Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Big Bang- Matthews Gallery - Matthews Gallery
Big Bang
Oil on Canvas
52 x 44 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Green River Forest- Matthews Gallery
Green River Forest
Oil on Panel
26.5 x 18 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- La Mer- Matthews Gallery
La Mer
Oil on Canvas
30 x 20 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Lift Off- Matthews Gallery
Lift Off
Oil on Canvas
56 x 48 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Nude Over Painted- Matthews Gallery
Nude Over Painted
Oil on Panel
23 x 23 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Red Tower- Matthews Gallery
Red Tower
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Red White and Green- Matthews Gallery
Red, White & Green
Oil on Canvas
78 x 70 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Sangre Christo- Matthews Gallery
Sangre Christo
Oil on Canvas
36 x 36 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Study Hills- Matthews Gallery
Study: Hills
Oil on Panel
21.5 x 16 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Untitled Red Bar- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Red Bar)
Oil on Canvas
64 x 58 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Untitled (Chez Seychelles)- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Chez Seychelles)
Oil on Canvas
60.5 x 48.5 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Untitled Yellow Field- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Yellow Field)
Oil on Canvas
70 x 60 in
Michael  von Helms Michael von Helms- Untitled Nightfall- Matthews Gallery
Untitled (Nightfall)
Oil on Linen
72 x 68 in

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Michael von Helms

Michael von Helms Description

Non-figurative abstractionist Michael von Helms describes his paintings as dialogs between his inner self and a higher power.

Upon entering his studio, von Helms forgets everything but that which is before him and draws no references from anything but the canvases on which he paints. He surrenders himself to the journey.

"In the end it is not about attaining, but more about attempting," he says. "In my attempt I come face to face with the old realities of myself, and then, through 'hard payment,' rearrange and reconfigure simultaneously my inner self and the two dimensional surface of the work in progress."

Check out Michael's paintings in our collection and learn more about him on the Matthews Gallery blog.

Excerpt from "Painted Dialogue"

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

1939

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

1960-1965

BA Fine Art; BA Art History; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1966-1967

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Currently residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico

EXHIBITIONS

2011

Solo Exhibition, “The Ongoing Present Moment: Paintings from 1990-2011”, Matthews Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2010

Solo Exhibition, “Passionate Chaos,” Matthews Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008/2009

“Signs of Another Language I and II,” Deloney Newkirk Gallery, - Santa Fe, NM

2006-2007

New Mexico “Acclaimed Artists/Art in Public Places” program, - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2002-2005

Anderson Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

1999-2002

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1996

Museum of Fine Art, Austin, TX

1994-1996

Gremillion Arts Gallery, Houston, TX

1993-1994

William Christopher Fine Art, Tucson, AZ

1992/1993

“Art Chicago,” Chicago, IL

1991/1992

Annual “New American Talent,” Austin, TX

PUBLICATIONS

2011

Solo Exhibition Catalog

The Ongoing Present Moment: Paintings from 1990-2001, Matthews Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009

Western Art & Architecture, Spring/Summer

In the Studio Copy: Johnny D. Boggs

2009

The Collector’s Guide to Art in New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Art Journey New Mexico

2008

Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe, NM , June/July

A Glyph by Any Other Name

2006

Painted Dialogue: Allegory Abstracted and the Art of Michael von Helms E. Luanne McKinnon, Ph.D., Director, University of New Mexico Art Museum

Albuquerque, NM; Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, NM

1991

Michael von Helms: Painter, Paintings, Solo Exhibition Catalog, Sena Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

COLLECTIONS

Michael von Helms’ work is included in private collections throughout the United States. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

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