MICHAEL VON HELMS
Painted Dialogues

Painted Dialogue celebrates in the form of an artistic retrospective the past twenty-plus years of paintings of Michael Von Helms. A non-figurative abstractionist, Von Helms describes his paintings as dialogues 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 for he says, "In the end it is not about attaining, but more about attempting. 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."

Author: E. Luanne McKinnon
Pub. Month: August 2006
Trim Size: 12 x 10.5”
Page Count: 96 Pages
Image Count: 60 Full Page Color Images
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9762523-8-4
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