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Oil on Canvas
W: 630mm x H: 1810mm x D: 20mm
W: 25" x H: 71" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 4kg
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In this painting I am depicting how one's creative path has been blocked by Apartheid. Art deals essentially with 'truth'. Apartheid and Art are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Here we see the white wall, guillotine-like, in line with the 'artists' head, is shutting out the future. The symbols that are waiting in the foreground (background) are in fact the 'power tools' the artist still has to 'realize'. For these are the tools - his allies - that are going to enable him to survive.
I do not support the argument that this creative act (painting this painting) denies the essence of what I have just stated. My personal artistic history proves and vindicates my stance.
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About Helge Olle
Photographer: Gerald Botha of Stella Nova Studios, Kloof, KZN 2016
Costume design and construction, make-up, concept: Helge Janssen.
The period of disaster has lifted. PRICE of works has been updated.
My art is formed through a combination of myth, psyche, archetype and innovation drawn from life's many many influences...and has even amazed me with its portent...drawn from a deeply intuitive cognitive consciousness. We have so much more information as our source of inspiration amid a myriad of vying energies.
There was a time 1995 when I approached every single gallery in Gauteng searching for an exhibition space. All of them had a two year plus waiting list. But it was not until I approached a Gallery in the vicinity of the Market Square when the curator took out a book from New York and said to me: look at this....this is the type of art that will get you an exhibition.
With the current madness and orchestrated insanity busy bombing our minds daily, with full intention to DISORIENTATE, OBFUSCATE and DEMORALISE our lives, we have to stand strong and focused.
It is more important than ever that these moronic forces that are hell bent on subjugating the world to its morass of dubious and despicable control mechanisms by robbing us of our sovereignty are defeated. It is a GIVEN that their plans are so DELUDED that they will never succeed. The mere fact that they even THINK that their plan will succeed is alarming enough. It has FAILURE built into it. What it boils down to is that they are hence trying to take as many people as they can with them. It is THEIR end game. It is THEIR fear. It is THEIR stupidity.
And of course being shadow banned as an artist is shameful. But the more I am ignored, hidden, the more powerful my work becomes. It is a given. Thank you in advance.
"The mechanism whereby change happens in a democracy is to speak out. And if nobody listens, then to speak louder" - David Lewis.
Natal Teachers' Senior Diploma III (Botany and Zoology)
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