Born in Rosenheim in 1967, Thomas Helbig today lives and works in Berlin. He will be showing new sculptures that seem to have landed in the gallery from another world. Helbig destroys commonplace, mass-produced, naturalistic figures normally intended for decorative purposes and forces their fragments into strangely futurist forms and structures.
Berthold Reiss writes: "[found objects] are reunited in Helbig's sculptures into the distorted image of an organism [...]. We do not know what forces and powers determine our destiny. We do not know who we ourselves are. It is in the works of Thomas Helbig, however, that the psychic energies that dominate us find their form, their exact and authentic expression."Helbig's drawings and paintings, on the other hand, are like windows that open out onto a completely different, dematerialized world: traces and vestiges of abstract, modernistic forms seem to hover weightlessly, enigmatically and poetically in the vastness of the cosmos.
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