Elena Helfrecht Luisa Catucci Gallery

Exposition d'art

Elena Helfrecht, born 1992 in the bleak realms of rural Bavaria, discovers her passion for photography as preferred visual medium at early age and is influenced by the dark forests and folklore of her homeland. Working self-taught she lays her focus on the pure essence of human and entity closely linked to the peculiar beauty behind every pretence. Observing the world through the facades's flaws she uncovers the disconcerting aesthetics of suppressed fears, emotions and dreams. Only by looking at her subjects in their absolute entirety she evokes an intimate intensity and creates enchanting abysses. Tackling difficult subjects, such as mental illness, despair, and the landscape of emotions of a sensible being, her work has a power and mystery that stick with you, as sort of haunting memory, hidden deeply inside the soul, where our humanity is at most pure.  
"My photographs come unfiltered and straight out of my core. They are personal and subjective, yet they show deep human concerns many of us are familiar with, but only few speak of. Nothing fascinates me more than our consciousness, which is the center of my visual research. In a never ending attempt to understand I want to make peoples' stories tangible and preserve their raw essence. My photographs aim to raise questions and give mental impulses. The essence of all being is scattered in multiple dimensions of dualities, which we take for one-sided evaluatory concepts. However, one cannot love and apprehend humankind without looking at both aspects unbiased. I want to show strenght where there is weakness, light where is darkness and connect opposed facets in order to reveal psychological and philosophical collectivity."

Luisa Catucci Gallery
Allerstr. 38, 12049 Berlin
http://luisacatucci.com/ 
Director
Luisa Catucci
luisa(at)luisacatucci(dot)com
+49.176.20404636

Elena Helfrecht Mother 100x70 cm 2016

Elena Helfrecht Mother 100 x 70 cm 2016

My photographs come unfiltered and straight out of my core. They are

personal and subjective, yet they show deep human concerns many of us are

familiar with, but only few speak of.

Nothing fascinates me more than our consciousness, which is the center of

my visual research. In a never ending attempt to understand I want to make

people’s stories tangible and preserve their raw essence. My photographs

aim to raise questions and give mental impulses.

Elena Helfrecht is a visual artist currently based in London.

Born out of a necessity to express her thoughts, she chose photography as her preferred medium during her teenage
years. Her practice explores the human consciousness, often through raw self-reflection. She conceptually exposes
internal discourses and transforms psychological processes into a visible reality, enabling the viewer to access
objective issues through a subjective mind.

While using her own body as an instrument, she also preserves peoples’ experiences and mindsets, using the skin in
her pictures as a sensory and subordinate element pointing to the invisible impelling force enveloped by flesh and
bones.

Hailing from a background of Art History, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in 2015, she studies for her
master in photography at the Royal College of Art since 2017.

Solo Shows

2015 Berlin, Cell63 - There is strong shadow where there is much light

 (with Luisa Catucci and Marta Sklodowska) - June 6 - July 24

2015 Tokyo, Vanilla Gallery - There is strong shadow where there is much light

 (with Luisa Catucci and Marta Sklodowska) - February 9 - February 28

2014 Berlin, Galerie Morgenrot - Rituals - June 14 - July 31

2014 Bamberg, Sound ‘n’ Arts - Nightmares - January 6 - February 28

2012 Heilbronn, ABM-Salon - Schwarzer Abend - December 6

 (Talk with Dr. Bernhard Stumpfhaus and Beamershow)

Group Shows

2017 Berlin, Moviemento - Final Girls Film Festival - Jun 9 - Jun 11

2017 Brussels, Galerie Marie Demange - La peau de l’ours - Jun 8

2017 Dublin, GalleryX - Still Lives: Honouring the Dead - Feb 16 - Mar 11

2016 Berlin, Cell63 - Ophelia - September 4 - October 31

2016 Berlin, Cell63 - All dreams continue in the beyond - June 4 - July 30

2016 Greece, Athens, Atopos CVC - Unlocked - February 24 - April 6

2016 Switzerland, Zürich, KH5 Gallery - Cross the Line - March 19 - April 15

2015 North Carolina, The Fruit Gallery, Durham - SHVR Pop-Up Show - Oct 31 + Nov 13

2015 Paris, La Cave Showroom Gallery - Cross the Line - October 3 - October 30

2015 Tokyo, Vanilla Gallery - Goth: Dissection and Suture - June 1 - June 13

2015 Berlin, Galerie Morgenrot - Triskaidekaphobie - February 13 - March 13

2014 Berlin, Cell63 Gallery - Reflect: Art is Dead - October 23 - November 23
Luisa Catucci Gallery / Allerstr. 38 / 12049 Berlin / info(at)cell63.com / +49 (0)176.20404636

2014 Berlin, Cell63 Gallery - Reflect: Art is Dead - Oct 23 - Nov 23

2014 Berlin, FotoliaLAB - Docma Award 2014 - Sep 26 - Nov 28

2014 Frankfurt, Museum für Kommunikation - DOCMA Award 2014 - Jul 24 - Aug 17

2014 Bamberg, Jugendzentrum - Brüche - May 13 - May 18

2013 Whitby, Spa Pavilion - Bram Stoker International Film Festival - Oct 24 - Oct 28

2013 Leipzig, Agra Café - Wave Gotik Treffen - May 17 - May 20

2013 Stade, Festung Grauer Ort - Aethercircus (with Horatius Steam) - May 5 - May 6

Art Fairs and Festivals

2017 Lódz, Fotofestiwal: Trash cans for hearts and people have no soul - Jun 1 - Jun 11

2017 Brussels, Off Course Art Fair - Apr 20 - Apr 23

2017 Milan, MIA Photo Fair - Mar 10 - Mar 13

2016 Berlin, Unframed Festival, @ Cell63 Gallery - Nov 3 - Nov 6

2016 Turin, The Others Art Fair - Nov 3 - Nov 6

2016 Brussels, Berlin Extravaganza - Oct 13 - Oct 16

2016 Brussels, Off Course Art Fair - Apr 21 - Apr 24

2015 North Carolina, Click! Triangle Photo Festival: SHVR Pop-Up Show - Oct 31 + Nov 13

PUBLICATIONS

Books / Collections (Print, Selection)

Sabat Magazine - 3: The Crone Issue

Vassilis Zidianakis, UNLOCKED, Atopos

Matthias Straub, THE ÓPERA Vol. IV, Kerber Verlag

Felix Mertikat & Verena Klinke, STEAM NOIR IV, Cross Cult Verlag (Guest artist)

Magazines / Magazine (Auswahl / Selection)

Magazines (Print, Selection)

DOCMA Magazin No. 75

DOCMA Magazin No. 60

Miroir Magazine, Legend

Pictures Magazine, 6/12

Digital Design Magazine 4/12

Dark Beauty Magazine, Issue 13.5

Dark Beauty Magazine, Issue 36

Pfingstgeflüster & Pfingstbote, 22. WGT

Fränkischer Tag, 31.12.13

Straw Dogs Magazine, Issue 4

Schwarzweiss Magazin, Nr. 99

Erlanger Nachrichten, 23.4.14

FUSS Magazine, Surrealism, 4/30/14

Visual Artistry Magazine, May 2014

Feroce Magazine, June 14.1

Frankenpost, 22.7.

Sain City, Issue 10

INSIDE ArtZineNo. 18

 

 

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