BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVENNew Classical Movements in the Art of Today
Gottfried Helnwein (Installation at the St Joseph church in Ostend, Belgium )
Museum of Modern Art, Ostende (catalogue)
23. February 2001
Fall of the Angels.
It's a slow fall. Its actually a fall in extreme slow motion. Its so slow that the motion seems frozen, like a glacier that's constantly flowing and moving, though not perceptible to our eyes, because for us, who live short and fast, glaciers appear to be static and eternal.
That former angel seems to be suspended between hell and heaven, It has not hit the bottom yet - and it probably never will - but it's getting closer ....constantly.
|Fall of the Angels 2001
1000 cm x 700 cm
Between Earth and Heaven
The Ostende Museum of Modern Art
|Chief curator Willy Van den Bussche|