ABOUT STEPHAN SIEBERS

Stephan Siebers born in Cologne is concerns himself in his work with the laws of gravity and the possibilities of illusion. In ever new variants, he succeeds in surprising with seemingly impossible equilibria between volume and mass. Dice, spheres, and other forms are fixed together, although they appear to fall, while the movements are separated from time.

The simplicity of his work makes the material hard to forget, and a lasting impression is given by the defiant indestructibility of the metal.
The inspiration of the artist is rooted in the aesthetics of the Bauhaus movement and is also influenced by the minimalist sculptors of the 1960s, such as Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt and Anthony Caro. These artists turned their attention to unconventional, industrial materials, which were then used to accentuate the physical characteristics of their art.
Siebers internalizes their intellectual heritage and also chooses materials that allow him to create sculptures with a certain imbalance. Whether small or several meters high, the result is the same: the balancing acts between their structure and space show a high degree of sustained inner tension and nevertheless radiate an almost meditative calm.

The rare ease in which the artist is capable of showing the highly complex process of a balanced weight distribution stands in great contrast to the compact stability and massiveness of the material. In addition, there is a first-hand examination of the basic questions of his sculpture such as the equilibrium and gravitation, which can be understood by the openly hidden associations with human states such as emotional instability and the longing for security. Stephan Siebers leads his audience to a game of misunderstanding. The straightforward forms and their stories in interlaced spaces lead to unimagined dialogues with the self. Rescued from the ballast of objectivity, the sculptures leave space for dreaming and direct the viewer's eye to one's own existence.

VITA

  1963

  • geboren in Köln, Wohnort in Köln

  1986 - 1988

  • Ausbildung zum Schreiner

  1988 - 1992

  • Studium der Architektur an der Fachhochschule Düsseldorf 

1992 - 1997

  • Möbel Design
  • seit 1997 Freischaffender Künstler

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • LONDON ART FAIR, London, England, ADAM GALLERY, 21. - 25. January 
  • MESSE ART KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe, Germany, 5. - 8. March
  • GALLERY KATWIJK, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2. May - 6. June
  • TheRhineArt, Bonn, Germany, 14. June - 12. September
  • ART FAIR, Köln, Germany, GALERIE CASTEEL, 24. - 27. September
  • TechnologiePark Bergisch Gladbach, Berg. Glad., Germany, 26. Oktober - 29. Feburar
  • PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Galerie Roger Katwijk, 22. - 29. November

2014

  • KUNSTCLUB HAMBURG, Germany (GA)

2013

  • NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Deutschland (GA)
  • 2013 Galerie Koch-Westenhoff, Lübeck, Deutschland (GA)

2011

  • 2011 ADAM GALLERY, London, England (GA)
  • 2011 PRIVATBANK Dellbrück - Bethmann-Maffei DE BE MA, Köln, Deutschland (GA)

2012

  • 2012 ART GALERIE 7, Köln, Deutschland (EA)

2010

  • 2010 Oberbergischer Kunstverein, Waldbröl, Deutschland (GA)
  • 2010 ART GALERIE 7, Köln, Deutschland ( EA )

2009

  • 2009 Europäischer Kunsthof Vicht, Stolberg, Deutschland (EA)

2008

  • 2008 Rheinblicke, Schlosspark Köln Stammheim, Deutschland (GA)

2007

  • 2007 Fundacion Mathias Kühn, Mallorca, Spanien ( EA )
  • 2007 TechnologiePark Bergisch Gladbach, Deutschland (GA)

2006

  • 2006 Interart Beeledentuin Gallery, Heeswijk, Niederlande (GA)

2005

  • 2005 Kunsthalle Lindenthal Bezirksrathaus Lindenthal, Köln, Deutschland ( EA )
  • 2005 Galeria Punto de Encuentro, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spanien (EA)

2004

  • 2004 Galerie Diva D´Arte, Amsterdam, Niederlande (EA)

2003

  • 2003 Casa de la Cultura, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spanien (EA)

FAIR PARTICIPATION

  • ART KARLSRUHE, Deutschland, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • ART FAIR, Köln, Deutschland, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • LONDON ART FAIR, England, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • PAN AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2014
  • ART TORONTO, Kanada, 2011
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