Thomas Helbig | the artist

The artist Thomas Helbig
Born 1967, Rosenheim, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin, .

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects,

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Furthering the ideas of systematic reordering present in his sculptures, Thomas Helbig’s paintings are often derived from images and methodologies gleaned from instructional art books. Half-completing the lessons, Helbig omits the final stages: his canvases, suggestive of landscapes or portraits, become longing abstractions based equally in aesthetic impression and subversive formulation...

Helbig makes drawings, paintings and sculptures. The sculptural works are made from cheap, disposable objects which he shatters and saws, transforming them into hybrids...


Helbig works in several disciplines, primarily drawing, painting and sculpture. In the sculptures shown here, he takes existing objects, such as a sculpture of a crouching figure, and transforms them into hybrids, poised on the brink of abstraction...