With a background in chemistry, Helena’s career evolved through working as an information scientist in drug research and development. She was responsible for patent searches, data collection and analysis, and headed internal projects such as the deployment of data management tools (SharePoint) and collaborated on projects across different function with people of many different cultures and backgrounds.
Beyond that she has established and headed an Art Committee, and for many years was responsible for budget, art selection and art installation. She also worked closely with the site directors, architects and facilities managers to develop concepts for new informal collaborating spaces and innovation cafes as well as new office spaces. As an artist by herself she was also able to draw inspiration from science and has created many site-specific art installations. Her artwork has been placed in many different office and private spaces in Boston area and Washington, DC.
Helena has always been creative and solution oriented, and through her diverse skills and interests, both technical and artistic – she has changed her career by moving into an art consulting business.
Helena's work is above all transparent-physically as well as conceptually. The transparent supports on which she paints allow the outside world to intimately become a part of the painting and to shape it. Reality is literally reflected and projected on the painting. Its fleetingness is captured by the artist and concentrated into a gesture, a stroke of paint. With brush and oil the artist overpaints the screen, in sync with the flow of images. Vergara’s video paintings hide nothing. There is no denial of their making process; there are no hidden meanings beneath their surface. Though parting from (the image of) reality, Helena's newly created images become autonomous objects that break through the ready-made narrative of their referents.
Many times when I am inspired by a place, architecture or science, I create a site specific art installation.
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