Monday, September 23, 2013

Helen Verhoeven

Painter Helen Verhoeven trained at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1990s, later at the New York Academy of Art and at the Rijkskademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Her work is shown all over the world now. Her base is Berlin.

1. Helen Verhoeven (film still)
2. Near Death Material, Matt M., 2003
3. Near Death Material, Mosher C., 2003
4. Mary's Game, 2004
5. Havana's Black, 2004
6. 11,000 Virgins, 2006
7. Darling Girls, 2007
8. Event One, 2008
9. Event Two, 2008
10. Event Two (detail), 2008
11. Painting (Part 1), 2010
12. Helen Verhoeven, Berlin

In camera-speak, blinkies are the sections of a photo where strong light registers as glare rather than revealing the lighted object. On digital cameras, playback screens can be set to make the blinkies literally blink. Mabel loves this feature. And I notice on a second viewing that Helen Verhoeven also seems to like blinkies. The brightest spot in many of her paintings has the appearance of glare, like a blinky.