Cape Town Artist, Helen van Stolk will present a solo exhibition at the AITY Gallery, 36 Hugenot Road, Franschoek from 23 November 2019.
Titled, Bursting Into Life, Helen says:
To suggest and express the energy, mood and feeling an object, space or person gifts me… that is the dream.
It is not the external, the case it comes in, not the façade and the tangible, but the spirit I wish to portray. I follow the path a feeling or story takes me down and let the work un- fold, exploring detail with awe, but letting it diminish into moments of meditation.
I use a variety of materials – ink, pencils, acrylic, oil and col- lage, to get in touch with my subject matter, allowing the process of working and playing to intuitively guide me. The act of mark making, putting down, taking away, placing, shifting and being still takes me to a place where I want to be.
Light and positivity has always been important in my work, which is why there are visible traces of embracing these elements in the work I do.