Helmut Federle: References Are Energies

Helmut Federle, Requiem for My Cat, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 23 5/8 x 19
Helmut Federle, Requiem for My Cat, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (courtesy Peter Blum Gallery)

Jeffrey Collins posts thoughts from the painter Helmut Federle.

Federle situates himself in relation to the whole of art, noting that "as an artist, don’t have to invent something, I just go down the same path as everybody else, and make distinctions in my period, my time. References are warm and beautiful energies. I am part of a history and not a statement of the moment."

Collins has also put together a great Facebook page dedicated to Federle's work. Visit it for some great photos of Federle's paintings.