by Ko van Dun
Helma Michiels, painter
"As a painter I feel obliged to the paint and paintbrush.
The material that you work with, isn't that the first thing
that counts?"


"I always work alone. My whole working proces is designed to enable myself to reach a state of pure inspiration and concentration and to work from that state."
"I prefer not to talk about my work. And I never put titles to my work. Everything you say detracts from what it essentially is. Painting says what cannot be put into words."
from post on weblog by art critic Ko van Dun on 6 January 2011 and treated in Art Update talk, about tendencies in contemporary art, at Museum de Pont in Tilburg.