Helena Chastel creates sculpture that transforms metal into geometric forms and Platonic shapes. Working in steel, bronze, and copper, Chastel fabricates objects that are informed by science, philosophy, mathematics, nature and antiquity. Using several techniques to transfer images onto metal of all scales, the artist imbues her forms with conceptual gravity, grounding them with steadfast formal value. In some of her series, the artist builds up the surface of her objects with rich and vibrant colors on patinated copper plates, while exploring the Golden Ratio. Recently, Chastel was inspired by the shapes enumerated by Archimedes and Plato. The artist has an MS in Mathematics and worked in Finance in New York. Chastel started taking classes at the Art Students League, which led to making figurative sculptures in terracotta, bronze and mastering the art of welding. Helena Chastel works in Brooklyn, NY.

Education:

2005 Figurative Drawing, Heatherly's Art School, London 

2002 Intensive drawing, Slade  School of Fine Art, London

1988 Figurative sculpture and drawing, The Studio School, New York, NY

1987 Figurative sculpture and drawing, The Art Students League of New York, NY

1980-1983 Master in Mathematical sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

1979-1980 Bachelor in Physics and Mathematics, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Exhibitions:

2021 'Serena', Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2021 'Détachment', Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2021 '31st Annual International Exhibition', Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2021 'We've Gone Wild', The Firefly Artists Gallery, Northport, NY

2021 'Nature', Exhibizone Gallery, Canada

2021 'Shape In All Its Forms', Site Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2020 'Every Color Has a Story', Flagler County Art League Gallery, Palm Coast, FL

2019 'WATERLAND', NYA Gallery, New York, NY

2019 'Priority Mail: Our 2019 Mail Art Biennial', Ground Floor Gallery, New York, NY

2018 ArtExpo NY, New York, NY

2017 Conrad New York, New York, NY

2017 Conrad New York, New York, NY

2016 Art San Diego, San Diego, NY

2016 Conrad New York, New York, NY

2016 Tokyo International Fair, Tokyo, Japan

2016 ArtExpo 2016, New York NY

2015 Spectrum 2015, Miami, FL

2015 ArtExpo 2015, New York, NY

2014 ArtExpo 2014, New York, NY

2013 Spectrum 2013, New York, NY

2013 Artexpo 2013, New York, NY

2013 Artexpo 2013,  New York, NY

2012 Contemporary Art Show, New York, NY

2001 Jadite Gallery, New York, USA

2001 NY Studio School, New York, NY

2000 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Galeria R.G. Sevilla, Spain

1999 Galeria de Arte Haurie Sevilla, Spain

1999 Garuda Bangkok, Thailand

1999 Circulo de la Amistad Cordoba, Spain

1994 Quinn Gallery, New York, NY

1993 Cork Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Gallery Taghinia Milani, Miami, FL

1991 Galerie Elven Brussels, Belgium

1990 Furniture of the 20th Century, New York, NY

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