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Helle Rask Crawford

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Sculptor Helle Rask Crawford
Helle Rask Crawford

About Helle Rask Crawford

The artist Helle Rask Crawford surrenders herself totally in the creative process. The honest expression is born through the enchantment found in sculpting. What emerges from the beautiful and manifest figuration`s is a form of personal responsibility. A dynamic act of balance in a concrete sculptural expression. The artist does not revere what is in vogue at the modern art scene. Her contract with the future is thus unpredictable, but meeting the works of the artist is very rewarding, because the ultimate freedom and pleasure in the work is so markedly prioritized. Inside and outside the domain of the time. Controlled movement is the guiding force in the handling of clay, plaster and bronze. Superficiality is only skin-deep: A sensuous joy can be sensed flowing from the artist`s fingers in the sculpting of any surface.
Sculptor Helle Rask Crawford
Helle Rask Crawford with Vampire

Exhibition History of Helle Rask Crawford

2015
Berliner Liste 2015, Berlin, Germany
Radisson Blu, Helsingborg, Sweden
Dark Surrealism, Palazzo Saliceti, Ripattoni, Italy
Viggo Bentzon&Helle Rask Crawford, Galleri Elander, Tisvilde
K2, SAK, Svendborg
HR Giger, tribute, Teramo, Italy
Slow Art, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA
Sculpture festival, Galleri X, Rungsted
Fantastiske Figurationer, Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Deloitte&Touche

2014
Imaginaire: The Magic Seven. Lindholm Castle
Second Time Around. The Hubcap as art, Museum of the Shenandoa Valley, Winchester, VA, USA
K2 Københavnske Kunstnere, Copenhagen Town Hall
Passion and Naturalisme. w/ Thomas Kolding. Galleri X, Rungsted
REmantics, Galleri V58, Århus
Galleri Gamla Staden W/ Britta Westhausen og Linda Lildholdt, Landskrona, Sweden
Fantastiske Figurationer, Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Magical Realism, Frederikshavn Art Museum w/ Claus Brusen, Tegner Bruno, Ole Flyv, Peter Vilhelm Nielsen

2013
Chrysalis. The Symbol of Transformation. PrimoPianoGallery. Lecce, Italy
Human. Galleri V58, Århus with Gary Cain, Thomas Kolding, Fadavi
Fantastic Figurations, Gallryi Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Res Extensa. PrimoPianoGallery. Lecce, Italy

2012
Fantasmus Erotic Christmas, Galler Fantasmus, Copenhagen
Imaginarium. Urban Myths, Fables, Allegories and Legends in the internet Age. PrimoPianoGallery. Lecce, Italy
I Syv Sind, Bjørn Brammer, Susanne Helveg, Malene Hedetoft, Per Christoffersen, Søren Knudtzon, Helle Rask Crawford, Kedelrummet, Gilleleje
Fantastic Figuration/Surrealism, curatered by Claus Brusen, Gribskov Art Community
Small Works, Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Artquake, curated by Alberto Agazzani, Vice president of Bolognas Art Academy, San Domenico Convent, Reggio Aemilia, Italien
Mail Art, E.Art, CivitaNova, Italien
Summer Exhibition, Galleri V58, Århus
Summer Exhibition, Galleri X, Rungsted
Jubilee sculpture Festival, Sausmarez ArtParks, Guernsey, UK
Freak Show, curated by Claus Brusen, Hillerød Main Library
Gallery Elander, Tisvilde
Fantastic Figurations, Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Bittes Gallery, Ribe

2011
Society for Art of Imagination, La Galleria, London, UK
Portrait Now! Scandinavian Portrait Competition, Frederiksborg Castle
Mini Majors, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Erotic Dreams, Fantasmus Gallery, Copenhagen
Miniature Sculptures, Brunswick Street Gallery. Melbourne, Australia
Compelling Realism from 5 Viewpoints, Gallery V58
Hillerød main Library

2010
5 Decades of the Fantastic, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, USA
The Moment of Privacy has passed, Sketchbook Exhibition, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
Small Works 2010, Brunsick St Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Fifty Years fantastic Art Exhibition, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
Gallery V58, Århus
Hillerød Art Foundation
Gallery Elander, Tisvilde
Art Tour, The Kings` Northern Zealand
Art Foundation, Skovbo

2009
Municipality of Gribskov, Nature and Myth w/ Ulrik Hoff
Northern Jutland Censored Exhibition, Dronninglund Art Centre, Dronninglund
Art Tour, The Kings` Northern Zealand
Frederiksberg City Hall
Artists Summer Exhibition, Tistrup (censored)
Modern Portraiture, Copenhart Gallery, Copenhagen
Censored Spring Exhibition, Tranum Strandgaard, Brovst
Fantastic Figurations, Gallery Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
Folketeatret (Peoples Theatre), Copenhagen

2008
Municipality of Gribskov
Helligaandshuset, Stroeget, Copenhagen
Gallery Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
The Censored Art Exhibition of Western Zealand
Atelier Bro Art Gallery, Copenhagen

2007
Municipality of Gribskov
Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov
2007-2009 The censored Spring Art Exhibition, Hillerød

2005
Broendsalen, Frederiksberg

Helle Rask Crawford with Vampire

Biography / CV of Helle Rask Crawford

Memberships
Kunstrunden, Kongernes Nordsjælland
Society for Art of Imagination
artsConnect
International Sculpture Center

Helle Rask Crawford modelling in wax

Artist Statement of Helle Rask Crawford

My works are mainly Magic Realism.
I also have a strong affinity to studies from life. Portraiture, the human figure and animals are frequently to emerge from the workshop.
Humour, balance, expression and movent are my guiding principles in striving to do emotive works

Awards and Prizes of Helle Rask Crawford

1 of 12 winners in Society for Art of Imagination International Portrait Competition

Reviews of work by Helle Rask Crawford

"Beautiful and Manifest

The artist Helle Rask Crawford surrenders herself totally to the creative process.
The honest expression is born through the enchantment found in sculpting.
What emerges from the beautiful and manifest figurations is a form of personal responsibility. A dynamic act of balance in a concrete sculptural expression. The artist does not revere what is in vogue at the modern art scene. Her contract with the future is thus unpredictable, but meeting the works of the artist is very rewarding, because the ultimate freedom and pleasure in the work is so markedly prioritized. Inside and outside the domaine of the time. Controlled movement is the guiding force in the handling of clay, plaster and bronze. Superficiality is only skin-deep: A sensuous joy can be sensed flowing from the artist’s fingers in the sculpting of any surface."

Jørn Henrik Olsen, Art Critic

Qualifications / Education of Helle Rask Crawford

Education
Sculpting: Keld Moseholm Jørgensen
Painting: Ulrik Hoff
Drawing: Eskil Hauchrog
The Danish Design School, Preliminary course

Other
Medical Degree: University of Copenhagen, USA and Australia
Italian Diploma: Erice, Italy, University of Copenhagen

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Helle Rask Crawford

Imaginaire IV 2011, ed. Claus Brusen, publisher: Fantasmus-Art
101 Artists 2010, ed. Tom Jørgensen, publisher: JA
Galleriet 2010, ed. Leif Nielsen, publisher: Galleri Gal
Guia del Arte Leonardo 2011, ed J.E. Gonzales, Spain

Teaching Experience

Lectures in the crossfield of medicine and art
Workshops

Influences / Inspiration of Helle Rask Crawford

Surrealism
Magic Realism
Schiele
Klimt
Camille Claudel

Price Range of Work

Helle Rask Crawford's work has a price range from £334 to £3,820

Mediums utilised

Helle Rask Crawford's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Helle Rask Crawford's work is found in the following categories on site:
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (5)
Surrealist Sculpture (4)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (4)
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Farm Yard Sculptures (3)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (3)
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (2)
Small Animal Sculptures (2)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Sculptures of Sport in General
Cats Sculpture
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Couples or Group Sculptures
Prehistoric Monsters Sculptures and Mthical Monsters like Dragons and Hypogriphs
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc
Literary and Musical Characters Sculptures
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Sensual Sculptures or Statues
Indoor figurative sculpture
Angel Sculptures
Ceramic Sculptures
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Dragons sculpture
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Mermaid Water Babies Water and Sea Nymphs sculpture statue statuary for Outdoors in the Garden
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Semi Nude / Naked Girls Females Women Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Helle Rask Crawford's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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