Helga Cmelka








ヘルガ・ツメルカ [オーストリア



Malerei, Grafik, Objektkunst und Installation

























Cumulus humilis










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Chutes d’eau



































Née en 1952
à Modling / Autriche, vit et travaille comme artiste indépendant depuis 1996 dans Brunn a. Geb, la Basse-Autriche.

1990 Membre de la maison des artistes viennois
1989, 1992 prix d’achat du Fonds de Mécénat Wr. Chambre de Commerce
1993 Prix de la société Mannesmann Kalernderwettbewerb sur "l’eau"
1994 Wojti-Wimmer-prix de Wr. Maison des artistes;
2001 Bourse fédérale Atelier Paliano / Italie
2003 prix dans xxxv. Artistes Colloque international, Gyor




Japan „cloudtree“ 2006 International Openair Expressions Hiki, Saitama, Tokyo/Japan;

Gut Gasteil: „sleeping clouds“, 2007 Kunst in der Landschaft VII, Gut Gasteil/Prigglitz;

Japan, „mizumi to taki“, 2009, Abiko Internation Open-Air Art Exhibition, Tokyo/Japan


„natur.PUR.2010“ Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt/Kärnten/A

innen:  „cumulus humilis“,

außen: „Taki – Wasserfall“


„Taki – Wasserfall, Day and Night“,

Pannoniahaus – Artists from Slowak, Czech, Austria, Breitenbrunn 2010, Austria



2011 „Come into new Bud: Omni Vision“ Jara Island International Baggat Art Exhibition, Süd-Korea








1952 geboren in Mödling/NÖ; lebt und arbeitet als freischaffende Künstlerin in Brunn a. Geb. und Wien.

Mitglied des Wiener Künstlerhauses und der Grazer Autorinnen Autoren Versammlung.

1989, 1992 Preis des Kunstförderungsfonds der Wiener Handelskammer;

1993 Preis der Fa. Mannesmann zum Thema «Wasser»;

1994 Wojti-Wimmer-Preis des Wiener Künstlerhauses;

2001 Stipendium Bundesländeratelier Paliano/Italien;

2003 1. Preis beim XXXV. International Artists’ Symposium, Györ

2007 Preis der Direktorin des Museums, Gravix2007, Int. Kleingrafikbiennale Breclav/CZ;

2007 Artist in Residence and Visiting Lecturer, RMIT University, School of Art, Printmaking Department, Melbourne, Australien

2006, 2008 Einladung zum “Internat. Openair Expressions 2006 in Hiki“ Tokyo/Japan

2009 Abiko International Open-Air Art Exhibition, Abiko/Tokyo/Japan

2011 „Come into new Bud: Omni Vision“ Jara Island International Baggat Art Exhibition, Korea




Einladung zu internationalen Symposien u.a.: Kajaani/Finnland,  Kleinsassen/Hessen/D, Györ/Ungarn,

Borgo, Valsugana, Italien, Medana/Slovenien u.a. 

Beteiligungen an Grafik-Biennalen und Triennalen u.a.: Maastricht; Varna; Kairo; Gornji Milanovac; Györ, Krakau, Oldenburg/D

Buchprojekte in Zusammenarbeit mit Autoren und als Herausgeber.

Arbeiten im öffentlichen Raum – Kunst in der Landschaft


2345 Brunn a. Geb.,

Pöllangraben 12,

0043-2236/377 146,





1952 born in Mödling / Lower Austria; Member of Wiener Künstlerhaus.

Invitations to international meetings in Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy and others.

Invitations to Biennials and Triennials of Graphic Art: Maastricht / Netherlands; Varna / Bulgaria; Kairo / Egypt; British International Miniatur Print Exhibition; Biennal of Miniarute Arts, Gornji Milanovac; Internationale BuchKunstBiennale, Horn / Austria; Gyšr / Hungary; and others, Artist in Residence: Atelier Paliano / Italy, Solo- and group shows since 1983

The Fabric (textile) – with its very different properties, gauges and structures plays an important role in my work. The attributes of the material are a determining factor in the work process; the mechanical product is combined with personal handcraft.



It is a long process of addition and subtraction and sometimes even deconstruction (destruction)
Fibres are drawn, fine threads, vertical and horizontal, then, once again compact sewn forms – cutting out, pulling out, loosening, bundling, reinforcing, accentuating.

It is a form of drawing – the thread is the line and the needle is the pencil, the needle writes in the gossamer.

According to one philosopher we are all composed of structures at different levels. However we decide to view this theory, Helga Cmelka’s artistic programme attempts to translate it into realisation. She layers our structures, one on top of the other, articulating anew. When a woman portrays herself in this way – weaving, spinning and painting, she arbitrarily exposes her inner world. (As the Hungarian poet Wešres wrote: “When a woman dissects an orange and readily offers you a few segments, she almost exposes her inner self, presents you with that which is due to you, from her own personal emotional world”) Artists follow their own motivations and thereby expose (identify ) the world’s fine layers, place them on top of each other, weave them together, make them cohesive and give them colour.

“The thread is the line and the needle is the pencil” – says Cmelka.


Set against the run of the thread, she adds further textile structure to the canvas. With the application of classical sewing techniques such as thread pulling, twisting, knotting, stitching, independent compositions come into being: Concave arches, sickles, irregular zigzag lines – somehow metaphoric: eyes, shells, wounds, vulvas, worms, snakes – “gibes”, which remind of Klee. The preparation work on the structure-giving textile proved to be boring, irksome spadework, which contrasted with the colour explosion that followed. In the Paliano studio, the Italophile artist found her way back to “her” colours: “The heart is red, blood is red, heat is red”. In spite of the dominance of red variations, she selects from the complete spectrum, unerringly creating harmony and establishing pointed, complimentary accents.

……”It is not illustration, much more an investigation, feelings and atmosphere find the appropriate colours. I look deeper into thoughts, search after the story, take up the dialogue, ( I ) Write the poems and write over them.
The writing devours itself in endless garlands and becomes unreadable”……..

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