Guido van Helten Meet & Greet
December 3, 2018
Guido van Helten, an internationally renowned muralist, will join the Fort Dodge Public Art Coalition and Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association at a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, December 5th from 5-7 p.m at the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association Gallery - 921 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge. This come and go event will provide attendees an opportunity to visit with Mr. van Helten and other guests, and view his past works via slideshows and videos. This is a casual event. Light snacks will be provided.
Guido van Helten is an Australian born visual artist and photographer (1986). He is an internationally recognized artist creating contemporary street art throughout the world which is underpinned by his exploration of community and identity generated through photography and large-scale mural installations.
Born in Canberra and growing up in inner city Melbourne Australia, the artist was influenced at a young age by traditional graffiti movements leading to an early introduction aerosol at a young age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Printmaking at Southern Cross University, Guido began the development of his contemporary work now closely aligned with the movement of largescale muralism across the world.
His work has developed out of his keen interests in travel, photography, architecture and learning about cultures in connection with their landscapes. Receiving attention for his work in regional communities around Australia, Guido was nominated for the Sir John Sulman prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2016 for his work in the community of Brim, Victoria. These interests and his ability to work on large-scale projects have spurred commissions across the world throughout Europe, Scandanavia, the United States and Australia.
Since 2013, my practice has evolved into an exploration of identity in connection with our urban environment or a sort of architectural sociology. Through this, I approach mural projects using photography and community engagement to uncover the human stories and site-specific nature and connections to place.
My work explores this relationship through images taken and it is designed to align with the architectural sites.