Günther Helm - Retrospektive
I do not paint the world that is visible to everyone, but the world in me. I draw my inspiration from the tension between the fascination of life and the threat to nature. In the attempt to trace the secret of being, an abstract, surreal imagery emerges. Painting is my medicine, which helps me to endure the irrationality of people and the frail condition of the world.
The pictures of the exhibition
Thomas Sello, former museum educator at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, in a video conversation with Günther Helm
in the Old Kitchen (Alte Küche)
in the Gallery
With the support of the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn, a catalog has been published for the exhibition.
The artist Günther Helm is donating the picture 'Der Schrei' (No. 37) for the benefit auction of the forum for artists' bequests planned for June 2021 in the Hamburger Kunsthalle in favor of the construction of an archive building.
Vita Günther Helm
Born in Hamburg in 1935,
lives and works in Reinbek near Hamburg.
1958-1962 studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, painting and graphics - mainly at
Prof. Georg Gresko
Since 1963 active in the nature conservation office in Hamburg
1972-1998 Head of the Hamburg State Bird Protection Station
Professional Association of Visual Artists Hamburg
Art community present 7
Art goes public
Nature and environmental protection have been very important to him since his youth. On many journeys on all continents he was able to observe the threat to creation very clearly. More and more he tried to problematize this development in his pictures.