social media artist

In 1997, I began to take photographic portraits of people. In doing so, I explored the question of how I could imagine being a six-billionth. Of something in an order of magnitude I could not adjust. In the early years, I used a morphing programme to calculate the transitions from one face to the next. The result was projected onto a suitable surface in large format. The work kept evolving and in 2012 I was able to develop software that allowed me to layer all the faces of an event in a highly transparent way. From then on, the result consisted of all individual portraits as well as a collective portrait. more...

Starting in 2021, I plan to photograph at least 5,000 people in the more than 50 African countries and to form a common, collective face of the African continent from all the individual portraits. more...

Nepal. Kathmandu. Rajesh Shahi calls me by video call to ask if I am willing to photograph the pupils of his Sanga Sangai school. No sooner said than done: more...

Real encounters can also take place online. Taking a photo takes max. 2 minutes. There is no queue. You release your photo. And so the media artist is now available online :from 2 - 30.11.2020 from 14-16 clock CET After completion of the project at the end of November 2020, the results will be shown both here online on this site and in Wolf Helzle's next exhibition. more...

Following an inner voice, the internationally operating media artist Wolf Nkole Helzle is releasing a limited and signed edition of his series of works "Homo universalis - The Image of Man" in order to use the proceeds to relieve the suffering of the people in the Moria camp on Lesbos. "The situation of the refugees gets to me so much that I ask myself what I can do to help these people." more...

"myMatrix in Birmingham" at the Yangpyeong Museum of Art, South Korea more...

TOTAL VALUES in the summer gallery with Micha Ullman – Paul Uwe Dreyer - Jochen Brandt – Edmee Delsol – Alf Setzer – Klaus Prior – Romuald Hengstler – Rudolf Wachter und andere DIALOG #02 in the atelier with Wolf Nkole Helzle & Masayuki Akamatsu more...

For many years I have been thrilled by the way we look from above. In a four meter high tower in the studio in Obermarchtal I photograph visitors, guests and passers-by ... more...

WOLF NKOLE HELZLE condensed photography: Three current series will be presented in the rooms of Prolab Fotofachlabor GmbH, Stuttgart, from 24 March to 5 June 2017: more...

the a|e gallery owned by Angelika Euchner shows painting, photography and collage with the theme of identity by F. Danzer, W. Helzle, A. Schnapka, A. Sevens, M. Veldhuis more...