Two shirts - one moment
2014, Gouache on canvas, 70 x 100 cm (WxH)
The shirts immediately give you the feeling of wanting to identify yourself. They are "mine" and at the same time "your" shirt.
Personal associations emerge when you look at them. They show feelings and body sensations. The shirts touch, generate emotions. They are light, they literally float, they fly, they want to conquer the world, or they want to hide.
They are woman and man at the same time, they do not exclude anyone.
Movement is always at play here; it is the outer movement that shows the inner excitement.
Painting a white object is only possible through the delicate nuances of light and shadow tones. The white is thus composed of a wide variety of colours.
The works are finely and precisely painted, with strong light and shadow contrasts. They are almost photorealistic and yet they have something dreamy about them.
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