Helena Gullström is a Swedish born artist that relocated to Los Angeles, CA when she was 20 years old. After having lived in Los Angeles or 25 years she just moved back to Sweden in the fall of 2020. She is best known for her abstract figurative paintings as well as sculptures, using materials including oil, acrylic, paper, concrete and metal.
She has studied with well-known Los Angeles artist and revered art professor Franklyn Liegel at Otis College of Art and Design and he became a dear friend and guiding mentor.
She has exhibited in USA, Italy and Sweden and has collectors worldwide including England, Switzerland, Sweden and USA.
Gullström pulls the alienated spectrum of human feelings from the world around her into sometimes almost genderless, fluid depictions of emotion masquerading as human form on a thematic canvas that one can only perceive as ones own unconscious psyche.
She seems to dip paintbrush and fingers into the very archetypal, unconscious energies and needs we all share for organic wholeness.
“The generous physical layers of paint and combined materials in Helena Gullström’s art creates a dreamlike imaginary world. The essence is both romantic and soulful. The work has the flavour of magic and miracles.” - Franklyn Liegel
For more works see: www.helenagullstrom.com and on Instagram as @helenagullstrom
Mainly self-taught artist with the exception of the guidance and classes by Franklyn Liegel then at Otis School of Art and Design, LA.
The Other Art Fair, Magic Box Los Angeles, March 28th- 31st 2019
The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles
March 15th-18th 2018
The Other Art Fair, Magic Box, Los Angeles March 28th- 31st 2019
Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy Jan 3rd 2018
Area Contesa Arte Gallery, Rome, Italy Dec 15th 2018
The Other Art Fair Los Angeles March 15th-18th 2018.
Saatchi, Santa Monica CA Nov 3rd-Jan 30th 2016-2017.
Jeanie Madsen Santa Monica Nov 1st- Jan 30th 2016-2017.
Jeanie Madsen’s Gallery Santa Monica CA Feb 21st 2015.
cWOW Gallery, Newark, NJ March 31st- Aug 2nd 2014.
73 See Gallery, Montclair, NJ March 29th- May 11th 2014.
Jeanie Madsen’s Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Nov 16th- Jan 31st 2014.
Jeanie Madsen’s Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Feb 9th- March 31st 2013.Rottneros Parken, Sunne, Sweden, Jul 1st - Sept 1st 2013.
Jeanie Madsen’s Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Feb 9th-May 31st 2013.
Rottneros Parken, Sunne, Sweden June 6th – Aug 31st, 2012.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA April 14th- June 7th, 2012.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, santa Monica CA Jan 21st- Feb 14th, 2012.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA Nov 19th- Jan 1st, 2011.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA Feb 19th- April 1st, 2011.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA Dec 4th- Jan, 2011.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica CA Aug 21st- Sept 30th, 2010.
The Continental Gallery, Los Angeles CA June 10th-July 4th, 2010.
Milo Gallery, Los Angeles June CA 6th- July, 2008.
Milo Gallery, Los Angeles CA Sept- Oct, 2007.
Milo Gallery, Los Angeles CA March-April, 2007.
D.U.E Hangar 1018, Los Angeles CA June, 2006. Epoxy Box Gallery, Venice CA, 2005.