Helmut Baur was born in 1939 and is from Meerbusch, Germany. After completing a Toolmakers apprenticeship and studying Electrical Engineering, he embarked on his lifelong ambition of becoming a freelance artist.
Helmut uses his passion and skill to create beautiful steel sculptures and pieces of kinetic art. Helmut specialises in pieces of art that primarily draw messages in a flat bowl of sand. His sculptures absorb energy directly from solar radiation; this process triggers the rest of the exhibit to move and the messages to be written.
As well as being stylishly striking and eye catching, Helmut’s art is also conversationally stimulating and has gentle relaxing qualities. A number of Helmut’s sand sculptures can be found in various hotel lobbies, reception areas, conference spaces and waiting rooms around the world. Today, Helmut Baur continues to practice his art, creating new moving exhibits