Mia Helgesen

Mia Helgesen

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  Artist: Mia Helgesen
 Live in: Asker, Norway
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ARTMIA ARTMIAOFFICIAL http://www.artmia.no MIA - contemporary artist from Asker Norway. Her semi-abstract paintings in acrylic has been exhibited in galleries both in Norway, Copenhagen, New York and San Diego. She studied art from the Royal Art Academy in Oslo (MA) degree in 2000, before she accomplished a (BA) at Westerdals School of Communication Art. She also attended Honor classes at the Academy of Art College in San Fransisco.It is also important to note that the images addresses a frozen moment. It is the psychological mood of those moments Helgesen want to explore with their pictures. The message is that these little glimpses of people's lives, which works represent, can be valuable and reflect upon. ” The paintings have a very dreamy quality as if you are remembering a place or a thing. All of the paintings express a unique and innovative perspective through the skilful use of form and compositional aesthetics. With textures of abstract space and surfaces, the work in nuanced with mood, emotion and atmosphere.” Angelo Di Bello, Director of Agora Gallery, New York MIA GJERDRUM HELGESEN MAKES A GREAT THEME HER OWN Maternity and motherhood are complex subjects for woman artists, fraught with ambiguity, since giving birth and raising children is a defining experience for so many women yet is also often perceived as all-consuming impediment to artmaking -- a view that was particularly prevalent during the feminist era. Thus it is heartening to encounter the newest paintings of the Norwegian artist, Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen, included in "Blood, Milk & Honey," a three-woman exhibition presented in Oslo as "a Tribute to the Art of Motherhood." For Helgesen's powerful Expressionist canvases provide a vital vision of the vicissitudes of motherhood in a secular age that is a welcome addition to the art of our time. Simply because Helgesen is dealing directly with motherhood in this series, however, don't expect static icons or docile domestic scenes in the manner of Cassatt, with the patterns on the wallpaper providing most of the action. By contrast, a little more like those of Kollwitz (albeit radiantly colorful rather than darkly charcoaled ), Helgesen's postmodern madonnas appear beset by tumultuous forces outside of themselves, as they move amid blurs, streaks, skeins, and rivulets of liquified acrylic pigment often as brilliantly translucent as sorbet. And if, despite emitting luminous auras that could almost resemble nimbi or halos, they appear tremulous as they clutch infants to their breasts or keep a firm grasp on the hands of toddlers or a watchful eye on slightly older children walking nearby, one need look no further than the horrific recent headlines to realize what mothers have to fear in Norway, as in every other so-called civilized country of the modern world. Indeed, the phantom presences that haunt the perimeters of Helgesen's compositions like sketchy pentimento or ghostly palimpsests could remind one of the sinisterly suggestive phase in that famous song by The Doors: "faces come out of the rain." And in others, the clusters of huddled beings within variegated areas of rainbow hues could just as easily suggest either groups of mourners or the ethereal emissaries supposedly sent to guide one into the blinding light of the Afterlife. Given the provenance and period of these paintings, as well as the emotional climate that they evoke of motherhood, a theme fully as rich in anxiety for the present as it is in love and hope for the future, one can't help making such associations. At the same time, one is dazzled, as always, by the sheer painterly panache displayed by this thoughtful, gifted artist, as well as the pure visual pleasure it invariably provides. -- Ed McCormack Managing Editor GALLERY&STUDIO New York With his wife, Jeannie McCormack, Ed McCormack, one of the original contributing editors of Andy Warhol's Interview and a former feature writer and columnist for Rolling Stone, co-publishesthe New York art journal Gallery & Studio.