October Gallery News

Oct. 2, 2013


by Sarah Boggio
Rivista Segno, Italia

"The works on display show the enduring interest of the artist in structure – meant as the basic layout of both the physical and the mental world. As pointed out by Demetrio Paparoni, they also confirm the closeness of Helbling's painting to Ralph Waldo Emerson's theories. According to this American philosopher, the father of Transcendentalism in the nineteenth century, there is a substantial similarity between the laws of nature and those that regulate the human mind. This is the reason why the imagery of Helbling, as seen in Drop City, can be perceived both as a figurative representation of the microscopic and the invisible, and as an abstraction of the macroscopic – the realm of nature as well as the artificial, man-made world." 
by Michael Shaw
Art Scene (Vol 33, No. 1)

Mr. Shaw compares the artist's current abstract and past representational work and discusses "a painters evolution from representation to abstraction."