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SILVIA SIEMES

ARTWORK

Silvia Siemes, „kleine Stehende“, 2022, Terrakotta, 141 cm

„Kleine Stehende“, 2022,

Terrakotta, 141 cm

Silvia Siemes, „Halbfigur“, 2022, Terrakotta, 85 cm

„Halbfigur“, 2022, Terrakotta, 85 cm

Silvia Siemes, „Bleiben, Warten“, 2022, Terrakotta, 73 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2022, Terrakotta, 73 cm

Silvia Siemes, "Bleiben, Warten“, 2023, Terrakotta, 55 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2023,

Terrakotta, 55 cm

Silvia Siemes, „Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 31 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 31 cm

Silvia Siemes, „Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 23 x 39 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024,

Terrakotta, 23 x 39 cm

Silvia Siemes, „Bleiben, Warten“, 2023, Terrakotta, 29 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2023, Terrakotta, 29 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 54 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 54 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 50 cm.jpg

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2024, Terrakotta, 50 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2021, Terrakotta, 50 cm

„Bleiben, Warten“, 2021, Terrakotta, 50 cm

illustrations: © VG Bild Kunst, Bonn

photography: Thomas Rissler, Tengen

Kirsten van den Boogard, artist of ART Galerie 7, Cologne

Silvia Siemes was born in Freiburg in 1960. After her Abitur, she initially completed training at a technical college, where she acquired first skills in design and sculpture. Afterwards, she studied sculpture at the art academy in Bremen, where she received her master diploma from Professor Bernd Altenstein.

Humans, their existence, as well as the question of human life are the central themes of Silvia Siemes work.  Using terracotta, she creates naturalistic and delicate human effigies, which hold a very emotional and moving charisma. A part of Silvia Siemes working process is to stain clay in varying colours, in order to paint her sculptures with it, which thereby obtain a skin-tone-like effect. This reflects the emotional dispute within her working process, which aims to create a human effigy made of natural and ductile material. Nowadays, humans are usually depicted digitally by technical means, consequently it is of great importance to Silvia Siemes to create her figures manually. Although the appearance of her sculptures is shaped by her typical style, they yet represent very individual personalities and types. Silvia Siemes’ sculptures all seem to be lost in thought, but at the same time tell us their own personal stories about human existence at the present time.

© Martina Strilic

ABOUT THE ARTIST

VITA

1960

born in Freiburg


1983-87

studies at the State. Selb porcelain school, training as a ceramic modeler and mould designer


1987-95

sculpture studies at the University of the Arts Bremen, Vehring, Otto, Altenstein


1995-96

master student of Prof. B. Altenstein


1996

Co-founding of the studio community "Fabrik 84" in Beuren

2003 

1. Keramiksymposium, Gmunden, Austria


2004-07 

studio scholarship of the Landkreis Esslingen


2006 

work-scholarship, Zukunftswerkstatt Mariposa, Teneriffe


2010 

"Intonation", Keramiksymposium, Deidesheim


2012

Lehrauftrag für Bildhauerei, college for arttherapy Nürtingen


2013 

Winner of the 7th Prize "Figurativ/Skulptur in Keramik", Nassauische Sparkasse, Wiesbaden


2016 

Symposium Terra Arte, Alte Ziegelei, Hundisburg
 


exhibitions / participations (selection)

 

2018

"ABOUT CLAY", European Ceramic Art, Fiskars, Finnland

Marina Sailer - Malerei | Silvia Siemes - Bildhauerei, Art Galerie 7, Cologne

"SUMME DER TEILE", Kunstbezirk in Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart

Art Karlsruhe (Galerie Steinberger, Weikersheim) one artist show

2017

„Das kleine Format“, Art Galerie 7, Cologne
Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Steinberger, Weikersheim
"Das Ewig-Weibliche...", Galerie Keim, Stuttgart
ART SALZBURG CONTEMPORARY 2017 with Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen

Groupexhibition – Galerie Klose, Essen


2016     

“li-la-leben“, Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen (with Sabrina Krökel)

Galerie Klose, Essen             

Galerie Elfi Bohrer, Bonstetten (with Christa Mayrhofer, Karin Pliem);

Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm

Galerie Gering, Frankfurt (with Joerg Eyfferth, Clemens Erlenbach)


2015     

"Figur & Abstraktion", Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg (with Michael Cleff)

Einblicke", Bund freischaffender Bildhauer, Städtische Galerie, Kirchheim u.T. ; "Heim_Spiel III", Galerie Keim, Stuttgart

Galerie Cyprian Brenner, Schwäbisch Hall (with Elke Wree)


2014     

"Second Faces", Nassauische Sparkasse, Wiesbaden

"heute hier morgen dort", Scholarship students of Landkreis Esslingen, The Municipal Gallery, Machon Hamayim Gallery, Givatayim, Israel

"Dialog der Generationen", Galerie Friederike Zeit, Deidesheim            

Kunstverein Nürtingen

"Fundstücke", Galerie Ulrich Gering, Frankfurt

Galerie Vera, Lindbeck, Isernhagen


2013     

Galerie für GegenwartskunstGallery for contemporary art Galerie Ulrich Gering, Frankfurt

Galerie am Dom, Wetzlar

Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen (Hannover)

Galerie Keim, Stuttgart

Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

7. Förderpreis der NASSAUISCHEN SPARKASSE 2013, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen          

Galerie Artlantis, Stuttgart


2012     

"Figürliches", Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg

Städtische Galerie, Kirchheim


2011     

pro arte kunststiftung, Ulm, Bremer Kunstfrühling (Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen)          

Galerie Bollhorst, Freiburg; Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen


2010     

Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm

Galerie Anna-Maria Burger, Munich; Galerie Keim, Stuttgart

15. Galerientage in Mannheimer art club (Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg)

Galerie Roland Aphold, Allschwil / Basel


2009     

Galerie Keim, Stuttgart

Galerie Roland Aphold, Allschwil/Basel

Sonja Steinberger Galerien, Weikersheim

Galerie Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen

"Westerwaldpreis 2009 – Keramik Europas", Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen   

"Gegenüberstellung", Kasino Galerie, Höhr-Grenzhausen


 

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