art by HELENA (PTY) Ltd

     e mail: arthelena@telkomsa.net   .    web site: www.helenavsculptor.com   .   mobile: 083 656 2733   .    studio: land line / fax +2731 762 1189   

Welcome to the creative world of Helena Vogelzang...

NEW WORKS include life size commissions of Statue Grace, Bram Fischer and Fresian Stallion Tsjabring 429 Sport. The charming portrait in Bronze of Daschund 'Bella' and a small portait study in bronze of 'Noops' comfortably seated with a cup of tea. Things have certainly been moving on locally since her success in Italy in 2011 and the group exhibit at the Gagliardi Gallery in London, April 2012 > Helena's Artwork 'Circle of Life' the articulating Pangolin sculpture, was a proudly South African participant at the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale in China 2012 > The life size commission by National Heritage Project of Xhosa King Sandile astride a 'Cape Horse' is now on public display, which has since been moved to the official designated sight at Groenkloof Nature Reserve in Pretoria, definatly worth a sneak peak...The growing collection of 56 figures is already looking like an impressive collective > NEWS FLASH!!! Check out the new commission of Bram Fischer which is now in place at the National Monument in Pretoria > < Helena's artworks also featured at the 'ETERNAL EVE' Exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall, London in April 2013 > NEWS FLASH!!! In September 2015 art by HELENA Pty Ltd found a new home! The stunning new studio space can be found overlooking the Krantzkloof Gorge Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal > and Helena was invited to represent South Africa for a second time at the 6th Beijing International Art Biennal with the theme 'Memories and Dreams' a unique bronze representation of a Meerkat Archangel, resplendent with wings acting as gaurdian over Africa > Look out for Helena's sculptures at Equss Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town, after a successful showing at the 'Kingdom' Group Exhibition in November/December of 2015 the Blue Cranes have proudly found a new home in this wonderful setting > To view some current, exciting new works visit Imbizo Gallery, Ballito Kwazulu Natal

Working in her exciting and expansive new studio space, on the commission of Freesian Stallion Tsjabring 429 Sport completed  December 2016

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better"  

ALBERT EINSTEIN

                                                                                                        

"From the alchemy of the bronzing process emerge my creative ideas to form."

 HELENA VOGELZANG

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCULPTOR HELENA VOGELZANG....

....is rooted in the continent that gifted the world with Nelson Mandela; she currently resides in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) South Africa. Born with Africa in her blood the rich heritage of this country has had a profound influence on her work.

Schooled from a young age in the arts, she graduated with distinction at the acclaimed National School of Arts in Johannesburg South Africa the NSA. Here she discovered the wonder of Augusta Rodin and found inspiration from master sculptor Anton van Wouw who was instrumental in introducing the tradition of bronze casting to South Africa from Italy in the 1900's.

Helena is compelled by the complex three dimensional values of form; contour, texture and light are explored, seeking to enter the heart of her subjects, to capture their elusive connectivity, striving to touch on the universal light that she senses present in all things.

Sculpture poses the challenge of capturing movement and harnessing emotion in the static restrictions of a given medium, which is for this artist a persistent exploratory adventure. With it brings awareness that a truly new idea is a rare and elusive thing and she is mindful of this ethos - "I invent nothing. I rediscover" by Augusta Rodin

With exacting demands her artworks are modelled and reproduced with fine technical skill, revering the timeless tradition of bronze casting. The complex nature of its enduring, primal genesis, a constant fascination...

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Statue Grace as she appears at St Mary's DSG in Kloof, KwaZulu Natal. She can be viewed at the school campus and is well worth the visit. Below Helena Vogelzang at the unveiling of GRACE in 2016 with principal Jonathan Manley

 

 

Bram Fischer as he appears at National Heritage Monument at Fountains Pretoria.