Work in the collection: Roland Helmer, Un et un font trois II, 2005, lacquer, vinyl paint, wood, 96 x 96 x 7 cm.
Roland Helmer is one of the leading representatives of concrete art. He liberated painting from narrative content and made the artistic medium of color and form the subject itself. Since the beginning of the 1960s, he has concentrated in his work on the interactions of colour, line and surface, creating a three-dimensional effect, sometimes also through a relief-like design. The reduction of the pictorial means to just a few bright colors and the symmetrical arrangement of block stripes are typical of Helmer’s late work.
born 1940 in Fischern near Karlsbad, Bohemia
1954 – 1958 studied at the Blocherer School for Free and Applied Arts in Munich
1961 – 1967 studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Ernst Geitlinger and Georg Meistermann
1984 – 1985 professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
1994 Member of the new group, Munich
2008 Member of the Sudeten German Academy of Sciences and Arts