HELMUT LANG X HENZEL STUDIO AT TWENTIETH, LOS ANGELES

HELMUT LANG X HENZEL STUDIO AT TWENTIETH, LOS ANGELES

HELMUT LANG X HENZEL STUDIO AT TWENTIETH, LOS ANGELES
Henzel Studio is pleased to announce the display of Helmut Lang at TWENTIETH, Los Angeles. For Henzel Studio, Helmut Lang re-appropriated the shape of his sculpture Behind (2012). The surface and finishings have been crafted though different pile heights and material compositions.

Born in Vienna 1956, Helmut Lang lives and works in New York and on Long Island. Lang walked away from a groundbreaking career in fashion to pursue his original true calling as an artist. Hailed for the rigorous and direct ethos of his forms and choice of materials, he has been met with similar acclaim for his art since leaving the fashion world for good. Since 2005, Lang has permanently turned away from creations in direct context with the human body, and has since turned his focus exclusively to two- and three-dimensional artworks which subtly allude to notions of the figure using different media such as sculpture, wall pieces, installations and videos, predominantly built from found and readily available materials. In his former occupation, he left an everlasting imprint on contemporary culture and how it is communicated, by redefining fashion codes and the modus operandi. His undeniable influence continues to reverberate to the present day. He simultaneously produced his own artwork while collaborating and exhibiting with different artists, most notably with Louise Bourgeois and Jenny Holzer, which has broken collateral ground in the recent resurgence of collaborations between fashion and art.

Since the launch of 'Henzel Studio Collaborations' at Barneys New York Madison Avenue in 2014 during Frieze Art Fair, Henzel Studio has developed art rugs with over thirty contemporary artists including Richard Prince, Helmut Lang, Jack Pierson, Nan Goldin, Scott Campbell, Richard Phillips, Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas and Anselm Reyle. Extensive collections have also been developed in collaboration with artist’s foundations, that to date include Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts and Tom of Finland Foundation.

Free to disregard design movements and related principles and rules, the featured artists were invited to freely and seamlessly translate their work and artistic ethos into the media at hand, exploring shape, volume, and finishing, where practicality was secondary to concept. This creative brief allows all artists to embrace the outcome as part of their body of work.

Solo exhibitions of the 'Henzel Studio Collaborations’ program have been mounted at venues that include Barneys Madison Avenue (New York), Colette Gallery (Paris), The New (Los Angeles), Joyce (Hong Kong), Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas) and have been included in museum exhibitions at MOCA (Cleveland) and Katonah Museum of Art (New York) and Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida). 

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Image: Portrait of Helmut Lang by Elfie Semotan.