Posted 6 years ago
Artist: Helmut Kand
Medium: Silkscreen print
Title: Glasshouse Trees-Harvest
Helmut Kand, an Austrian, has won numerous awards including the City of Salzburg Art Prize; the title of "Honorary Professor" bestowed by Austrian President Heinz Fischer; and has even designed stamps for the Austrian postal system. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe. the U.S.A., Canada, South America and Asia. His work is also held by important private collectors and included in the museum collections in Paris, Vienna, Graz, Athens, Basel, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Lisbon.
Helmut Kand - Poetical Surrealist
Born on December 13th 1946 in Bruck an der Mur, Styria / Austria. Early years in Kapfenberg. At the age of four: First willful artistic experience. He paints over a landscape-watercolour by his father. 1961: Art studio together with his friend F.X. Teubl in a shut-down brickworks. High school diploma 1966. Pilgrimage to Salvadore Dali to Port Lligat, Spain. Studies at the Academie of Fine Arts in Vienna. 40 summers on the Greek island of Ios. Acquisitions in many private and public collections in Paris, Ethniki Pinakothiki Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Albertina Vienna, Joanneum Graz, Museo Recoleta Buenos Aires, museum Neka Bali, Museu dÀqua Lisbon, Museum Synthese Munich, Espace Culturel François Mitterand Périgueux.
Numerous exhibitions in galleries, museums, public collections and art spaces in Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Argentina and Indonesia made the artist early on internationally well-known. Participation at art fairs in Basle, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, Salzbourg, Reggio and Coliseum New York. When Muscat was the cultural capital of the Arab world in 2006, Sultan Qabus of Oman invited one artist from fourty different countries – and from Austria it was Helmut Kand. Various art prizes and titles: „Painting Ambassador of Ios“, „Foreign Born Indonesian Artist“.
2006: The President of the Republic Heinz Fischer awards Helmut Kand the honorary title „Professor“