“Because art just fulfils their meaning — not only to please, but also to introduce the being of things…”
“Her graceful combination of acrylic paints and crayon — also called “lust” and “frustration” images — show, in addition, a deep understanding of life, of people and of their social environments. Because art just fulfils their meaning — not only to please, but also to introduce the being of things, understanding what rouses spirit and mind. The images need space: The artist deliberately uses white paper for the composition of the drawing. This way she gets a bright shade of blue, a subtle shade of red, and a softened shade of black. Helga Gerken-Grieshaber playfully lets the lines attracted to the mass of colours find their own range. The delicate additional use of crayon gives it its finishing touch.” (Marga Kohr)
“…inviting an open dialogue with the viewer, giving her works an unapologetic accessibility.”
The artistic practice of Helga Gerken-Grieshaber, extending over four decades, exemplifies dramatic changes in expression whilst maintaining a recognisable point of view. The most recent series integrates time and content in work on paper and canvas, challenging social constructs in a refreshing way that expresses the artists own self-ironic and down-to-earth attitude and approach to life.