Helmut Krackie paints with tape as a vehicle that allows him to express himself with color and movement. This is where the character of the painting is created revealing intertwining, unwinding textural layers underneath. Helmut alternates painted acrylic layers with strategically placed tape, sometimes up to eight layers on a painting. Each layer is a separate color revealed when all the tape is removed.
Although the fluidity of the pieces may appear to be random, they are planned with the flow of color depending on my emotions. Nothing is airbrushed. Upon closer inspection, one is able to see and feel the complex and emotional intensity that is revealed. Helmut has been exhibiting artwork since 1998. He lives and works in New York City.
Featured image: Helmut Krackie – portrait. Photo courtesy PoatatoMike