Two Bottles of Vienna
2015, Gouache on canvas, 80 x 120 cm (WxH)
Series "Two bottles of ..."
A series of seven works each showing two plastic bottles.
These banal mass products are bathed in a mysterious, romantic light.
The shadows they cast through interaction in strong sunlight merge with each other and become an independent object.
Due to the subtle colouring and the finely changing light reflections of the water, the bottles appear almost poetic and yet at the same time are very sober objects. This is what makes these pictures so subversive.
These plastic bottles exist all over the world, in megacities as well as in small villages somewhere.
The artist has named the works after places in the world that are important to her, mean something to her, or with which she connects memories.
About the artist
Sibylle Gieselmann's works tell in metaphors. They are mostly everyday objects that give us a glimpse of moving, emotional stories. Her way of working is realistic and precise. Poetry, humour, power and subversion are always to be found in her works.
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, Sibylle Gieselmann studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna with Oswald Oberhuber, graduating in 1985. During and after her studies she worked as a make-up artist for film and theatre and as a draftswoman for animated films in the fields of music videos and commercials. In addition to art, she has been working as a graphic designer for many years.
2019, Winner of the ega Frauen*Kunst Award
Sibylle Gieselmann born in Karlsruhe, Germany
Studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with Oswald Oberhuber, Diploma 1985.
1980-1987 make-up artist for film and theatre
1985-1991 own animated cartoons and draftswoman for animated films in the fields of music videos and Commercials
1985-1991 Text and illustration of picture books and book illustrations
1991 - 1992 Art director of the AZ - Arbeiterzeitung
Since 1993 freelance graphic designer
Lives and works in Vienna