Helene B. Grossmann draws on a great tradition of light painting.
She creates works of light and color whose impact unfolds far from any representationalism.
This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre and shows how th e artist arrives at her powerful compositions.
Nature in ever - changing light is Helene B. Grossmann's source of inspiration. Through abstraction and the application of countless layers of paint she arrives at the distinct glow inherent to her works.
In bo th small and large formats she has captured the fluid phenomenon of light on canvas in a wide variety of color diffractions.
An unobstructed space opens up for the viewer, giving rise to intimations of landscapes, tableaus and spatiality.
The basis for eac h and every painting is the artist's sketchbook.
In it she lays out a first general outline of the composition by means of color planes and lines.
In doing so, she often artistically reflects on masterpieces of painting and takes up the particular lighting used in them.