Willi Siber (German,b.1949)

Willi Siber(德國,1949年生)以實驗性創作著稱,擅以木質材料、鋼與環氧樹脂(epoxy),探索物質可塑性之美學,而色彩的覆蓋更玩味其簡練風格的表現。展覽經歷遍及歐美的Siber,不僅在 Art Cologne、Art New York、Art Miami等世界重點藝博數度展出,作品更獲德國聯邦議院(Deutscher Bundestag)、德國駐阿根廷大使館、德意志銀行(Deutsche Bank)、斯圖加特國立美術館(Staatsgalerie Stuttgart)與德國辛根市立美術館(Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen)、私人美術館Kunstwerk(Alison and Peter W. Klein Collection)與Museum Ritter(Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection)等永久收藏。

出生於巴洛克藝術歷史中心之一的上施瓦本(Upper Swabia),Siber的精神感官陶冶於豐富的表現形態中,並將浪漫主義帶出的豐沛想像傾於自身的藝術創作,作品不僅承襲巴洛克藝術的流動性、戲劇性和華麗的視覺效果,更由當代的視角為傳統的雕塑、繪畫帶入極大的轉變。1970年Siber師事德國雕塑家Herbert Baumann的同時,亦於斯圖加特大學(Universität Stuttgart)攻讀藝術史,掌握藝術脈絡也鑑鑿出自身的創作方向,即探索物質的延伸性,令他感興趣的並非材質的美感表現,而是突破媒材的設限。

跳脫創作類別、媒材使用的形制框架,Siber的創作更適合被形容為一項不曾停止的研究,不斷地驗證與推翻既定的認知。創作脈絡始於繪畫和石頭雕塑,1980年後Siber漸以木質材料為軸心探討形變,這也是他將實驗精神帶入創作的重要分野,作品成為記錄質地、形體和感知交互影響的載體,如透過淺白基調和刨出弧度的邊角處理,粉飾木頭的粗曠生硬,轉化為觀者眼前的柔軟的意象。近十年展開的鋼材系列創作,進一步地試探感知的閾值,將剛硬的材質彎折如具彈性的水管,並輔以明亮的色調,為極重的鋼材作品漆拭輕盈,讓觀者驚艷的同時也帶出嶄新的視覺觀點。環氧樹脂與漆料的使用亦是創作上重要的一環,透過精準的時間掌握浸入飽和紛呈的色澤、增加量體表現,以三維的角度重新定義平面創作。

Willi Siber首次來台個展以《FOUR SEASONS》為題,透過時節的色彩、景致變換詮釋其豐富的視覺語言。眼前由綠意轉渡到橙黃,再沉入皚皚銀白之中,形體則時而生氣盎然、時而肅穆冷冽,觀者如同歷經一場感官的四季洗禮,在衝突的視覺經驗下,不停的披上換下認知的外衣。Siber曾說:「我的創作源於改變」,他忽視既定束縛,概念性地探討各樣媒材,大膽地抹除限制的同時,也細膩地在我們的感官中游移,此次《FOUR SEASONS》展出將透過十數件Siber多樣形態的創作,推開屏障,使探尋未知和可能性的好奇心重回我們的視界。

Willi Siber is a Germany-based sculpture and abstract artist working with steel, wood and epoxy and which blur the line between sculpture and picture. Siber constantly questions the aesthetic, carnal impact of the materials he uses, distorts and contorts them, only to recombine them in new constellations. Metal and paint thus evolve into a seemingly airy, amorphous object, while the brittle nature of wood is transformed into an irritating hybrid structure, devoid of all mundanity, after pigment, resin and lacquer have been applied. They release the viewer from tradition with an innovative and creative approach. His works are in the German Bundestag in Berlin, the German Embassy in Buenos Aires, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, as well as private museum Kunstwerk (Alison and Peter W. Klein Collection), Museum Ritter (Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection) and many other institutions’ permanent collection.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2018Caldwell Snyder GallerySan Francisco, CA.
2017EndlessGalerie P13Heidelberg, Germany
2017La magie des chosesRadial Art ContemporaryStrasbourg, France
2015Galerie Ursula GrasheyKonstanz, Germany
2015Caldwell Snyder GallerySan Francisco, USA
2015Galerie Klaus BendenCologne, Germany
2015Galerie Michael SchmalfußBerlin, Germany
2014Galerie P13Heidelberg, Germany
2014AC GalerieHerford, Germany
2014Radial Art ContemporainStrasbourg, France
2014Galerie PfaffNuremberg, Germany
2014Galerie Carla RenggliCH-Zug, Switzerland
2013Galerie Werner WohlhüterLeibertingen-Thalheim, Germany
2013Bildtafeln und Wandobjekte, Karin Weber GalleryHong Kong
2013Caldwell Snyder GallerySan Francisco, USA
2013Conny Dietzschold GallerySydney, Australia
2013Galerie von BraunbehrensMunich, Germany
2012Galerie SchradeKarlsruhe, Germany
2012SakamotocontemporaryBerlin, Germany
2012Galerie ObenChemnitz, Germany
2012Karlsruhe Galerie SchradeKarlsruhe, Germany
2011Galerie BraunbehrensMunich, Germany
2011SAKAMOTO contemporaryBerlin, Germany
2011Karin Weber GalleryHong Kong
2010Gallery LandskronSchneidzikNuremberg, Germany
2010Gallery kind HouseBregenz, Austria
2010BMB galleryAmsterdam, the Netherlands
2010Galeries Angelika HarthanStuttgart, Germany
2010Gallery Klaus BendenCologne, Germany
2010Galerie Benden & Klimczak Köln, Germany
2009Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney, Australia
2009Städtische GalerieRavensburg, Germany
2009Galerie art felchlinZurich, Switzerland
2009GalerievereinLeonberg, Germany
2009Galerie Grashey, Konstanz, Germany
2009Galerie Dom’ArteRucphen/Roosendaal, Niederlande
2008Kunstverein, ReutlingenGermany
2008Conny Dietzschold GallerySydney, Australia
2008Galerie Carla RenggliZurich, Switzerland
2008Galerie Werner WohlhüterLeibertingen-Thalheim, Germany
2006Conny Dietzschold gallerySydney, Australia
2006Caldwell Snyder GallerySan Francisco, USA
2005Gallery Dom’ArteRucphen/Roosendaal, the Netherlands
2005Gallery Carla Rengglicourse, Switzerland
2005Work work, Gallery Benden & Klimczak Viersen, Gernany
2004Doubles match,Gallery Angelika HarthanStuttgart, Germany
2004Gallery Inga KondeyneBerlin, Germany
2004Doubles matchGallery BMBAmsterdam, Netherlands
2003Ground lot,Gallery kind FelchlinZurich, Switzerland
2003Color seizeGallery Ulrike Hrobsky Vienna, Austria
2003Color seizeGallery BMBAmsterdam, Netherlands
2003Of the finest oneGallery Ursula Grashey,Konstanz, Germany
2002The force of gravity of the lightGallery Angelika HarthanStuttgart, Germany
2001Lots closeKIND HouseBregenz, Austria
2001Consistent openlyGallery GrasheyKonstanz, Germany
2000Never besidesGallery Werner well-being guardianLeibertingen Thalheim, Germany
2000Unsecured inflexiblyGallery Benden & KlimczakCologne, Germany
1999In the fragment lightGallery Borkowski, Hanover, Germany
1999Wood objects Gallery kind HouseDornbirn, Austria
1998Barbarian beautifullyGallery Angelika Harthan, Stuttgart, Germany
1998Calculated anarchyArt association EislingenEislingen, Germany
1997Accurate fantasyArt association ZofingenSwitzerland
1996It is inherent in a charmArt association Rastatt, Pagodenburg, Germany
1996Accurate fantasyUrban Kunstmuseum donating houseReutlingen, Germany
1995Time joint MollGallery GrasheyKonstanz, Germany
1994Gallery germStuttgart, Germany
1993Gallery Doris WulkopfDarmstadt, Germany
1992Körper and Platten Art association EsslingenGermany
1992Work on paper Gallery GrasheyKonstanz, Germany
1991Art association PforzheimPforzheim, Germany
1990Wood plastics and picturesUrban gallery Ostfildern, OstfildernGermany
1989Gallery lock MochentalEhingen, Germany
1988Sculptures in woodArt yard gallery SchradeLindau, Germany
1987Work in woodUrban gallery Bad WaldseeWaldsee, Germany

Select Group Exhibitions

2016Shifting SurfacesKarin Weber GalleryHong Kong
2016Group Exhibition by Willi Siber & Jupp LinssenCaldwell Snyder GallerySt. Helena, California, USA
200920 Years CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERYConny Dietzschold GallerySydney, Australia
2009Winding and groundArt association Konstanz registered associationKonstanz, Germany
2009Gallery Ulrike HrobskyVienna, Austria
2006Galerija sodobne umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia, mating
2006Positions of contemporary paintingGallery Werner well-being guardianLeibertingen Thalheim, Germany
2005Gallery Angelika HarthanStuttgart, Germany
2005Open kindGallery MaulbergerMunich, Germany
2005Architectural association Freiburgfestival of the area
2004Gallery Benden & KlimczakCologne, Germany
2004Annual exhibition of the artist federation of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the monastery Schussenried ArtFrance
2003Federal state representation Baden-Wuerttemberg, Berlin, Germany
2002Unterholzlock oh mountain Bodensee, Germany
2002Four friendsGallery Carla Renggli Zug, Switzerland
2002interfaces XYLONUrban Kunstmuseum donating house, Reutlingen, Germany
2001In wood cutMuseum Bochum Bochum, Germany
2001Tree-stronglyHouse of the economyStuttgart, Germany
2000La Figure EN question – peinture et sculpture EN Allemagne dans les années 80 Séléstat, CédricFrance
2011Artist federation Baden-Wuerttemberg, art association Stuttgart, Germany
1999Artist federation German Federal Armed ForcesStädt. Kunstmuseum, Germany
1999New aspects in the woodcutUrban museum donating house Reutlingen, Germany
1998Urban Kunstmuseum Heilbronn & Museum Iwalewa house Bayreuth, the weakened trunk, Lock Randegg, experimental one 98
1998Art association Mannheim, sculpture in Baden-Wuerttemberg
1998National academy wine garden, Triennale time towards. Art upper swabiaGermany
1997Mansion MerkelEsslingen, Lichterloh, 8 positions of the present painting
Lock Randegg, experimental one
1997Abstract – 4 positionsGallery Benden & KlimczakViersen, Germany
1995Object and plastics, Urban gallery “the ferry”Saulgau, Germany
1994Boy artGallery Doris WulkopfDarmstadt, Germany
1991National art weeks Reutlingen, woods, trunks, bodies – wood plastics in German Federal Armed ForcesGermany
1991Artist federation Baden-Wuerttemberg, exhibition hall MarienbergFreiburg, Germany
1990Artist federation Baden-Wuerttemberg, mansion MerkelEsslingen, Germany
1988Gallery under towerStuttgartGermany
1988Signatures, artist federation German Federal Armed Forces, art association StuttgartGermany
1988Large art exhibition North-Rhine/WestphaliaKunstmuseum Duesseldorf, Germany
1987Artist federation Baden-Wuerttembergart association Karlsruhe, Germany
1986Large art exhibition North-Rhine/WestphaliaKunstmuseum Duesseldorf, Germany
1985Artist federation Baden-Wuerttemberg, mansion MerkelEsslingen, Germany

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