Exhibition at Belgian Art & Design - April-June 201810-13 Octobre 2019
Helena Schepens - Joke Raes - Jan Marechal
As silversmith Helena is fascinated by the contemplative process of raising. Through repeated hammering and glowing of a three dimensional volume out of a flat silver plate she slowly raises the final form. The magical moment of working the surface opens the massive object, gives it life and a gossamer pattern. Those patterns create shadow drawings under and behind the object. Her attention for transparency, characteristic for her silverware, is as a “time in between”, the interval between breathing in and out, or between two music notes. The drilled and sawed patterns are based on natural themes as foliage and microscopic diatoms. Her wall objects are computer designed and lasered. Helena succeeds in giving them the same sensibility as her handmade silver.
Helena is an international renown artist/silversmith, finalist in the Loewe Crafts Prize and the European Prize for Applied Arts in 2017 to name only the most recent awards. She was selected in international exhibitions as the Loewe Crafts Prize (Madrid), European Prize for Applied Arts (Mons) , the 15th and 17th Silvertriennial (Hanau), Home Faber (Venice). Her work was on display in a series of important musea, galleries and other venues in Europe, USA and Japan, too many to sum up.