Two Shirts are here I
2013, Pencil, gouache, on paper, 50 x 70 cm (WxH), framed, behind glass
Sibylle Gieselmann almost always works in series. She tells her stories mostly through several pictures, which makes the "story" that she creates while painting, or that the viewer sees, very moving and varied.
In each of these three graphics, two shirts can be seen interacting. Here the associations and stories they trigger in the viewer are much earthier and real.
The shirts are more physical; they argue or love each other or they turn away from each other. They literally stick on and into each other, they are strongly connected to each other.
The shirts are very present in the here and now, they tell of emotional events and thus draw the viewer into one’s own story.
Again, strong contrasts of light and shadow were used.
They are pencil drawings on strong transparent paper, whereby lights were set with white gouache color.
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