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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Helga Zumstein
Contemporary Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Berlin Wall 1   Berlin Wall 1
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Dreamy Lady   Dreamy Lady
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Lady Gears Up 2   Lady Gears Up 2
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Tourist   Tourist
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Tourists   Tourists
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Sneak a Peek   Sneak a Peek
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Working-Class Heroes   Working-Class Heroes
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein

  • Berlin Wall 2   Berlin Wall 2
    Acrylic on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Helga Zumstein


Helga Zumstein

HELGA ZUMSTEIN

Contemporary Perspectives
July 31 – August 20, 2015
Reception: Thursday, August 6, 2015 6-8 PM

Helga Zumstein shows the vibrancy of still images through her colorful, realistic paintings. As early as her teenage years, Zumstein made it her mission to use art to express herself. Now, she focuses on attempting to “extract the special out of the ordinary, the precious out of the banal.” For Zumstein, inspiration often comes from a chance encounter, which she captures on her camera. Since her studies of Fine Arts in Berne, Switzerland, photography accompanied her painting. In fact, this Swiss artist considers her camera her permanent companion. Zumstein also cites her brother, who passed away fifteen years ago, as a source of inspiration to keep pursuing her art. 
 
Though her work is traditional and reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s, Zumstein incorporates new devices and methods. She utilizes Photoshop and drawing tablets to experiment with her pictures. Zumstein believes that she is “somewhat between young and old, tradition and modernity.” She forges ahead in her exploration of realism, and enjoys that art is "an ongoing experience."