Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.


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This particular painting began as an idea for a series of portraits of famous people, under the show title ‘painter paparazzi’. It is a commentary on celebrity worship, idolization, pride, vanity, and time, amongst other things. The main character resembles a famous actress which is playing on schemata and facial recognition,or in other words, providing a familiar face so that there is some common ground between myself and the viewer. Once established the viewer is guided though the painting via visual devices that are designed in such a way as to guide the viewer through the painting. It is also important to me to involve the viewer in my work, so that they also build the story based on what they know of the subject. I consider my work an ongoing social experiment, which is designed to observe the idea of ‘subjectivity’ and ‘objectivity’ in art. The painting is available for sale or as a print through Saatchi. link here

Title: Pride
Size: 30x30x2 in.
Medium: Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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