Helene Knoop undertakes a limited number of commissions each year. The modell often comes to pose in her studio. Larger commissions such as paintings destined for public and private buildings can be arranged, as can commissions abroad. For more information please contact Helene Knoop directly at post ( @ ) heleneknoop.com.
Helene Knoop about her commissions:
Commissions, either in the form of larger figure compositions or smaller portraits, are strong symbols in the public room and an important part of the private sphere. The commissioner plants the idea: I develop and reveal it through my interpretation and craft.
As a painter, I engage with the space in which the painting will hang and I always use live models. I seek the person’s soul and hunt for sublime ideas. I play, I elevate, and I create a narrative.
Here is the story behind a few of the commissioned paintings seen in the gallery below: