Gudrun Eleonore Siegmund (DE)

“By focusing on the moment, pausing at a point of balanced tension, I want to create a state of
suspense for the viewer which provokes questions about the depicted situation. Images, fleeting and profane, seem to be like film stills.”

Gudrun Eleonore Siegmund

The German artist Gudrun Eleonore Siegmund paints figurative works with diluted oil paint on canvas. She has a degree in illustration from University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, where she also lives today. Siegmund mixes photorealism with dreamy magic and leaves a flickering, human imprint.

Gudrun Siegmund paints humans – both in full figure and in details; mouth, hair, shoulder, back. Her preferred motif is women who usually are depicted in cool nuances – sometimes with singular strokes in expressive colors. De diluted oil paint gives the characters a flickering and fleeting expression which is characteristic for Siegmund’s style.

The plain, simple backgrounds in the works makes the humans appear on the canvas, like in pop art, which the artist is clearly influenced by. Though, she does it in her very own way with a blurry and mystic expression which stylistically pulls in the complete opposite direction.

The artist mixes a variety of styles which combined infuses everything from intimacy to melancholy. She is engaged with the art as memories, emotions and atmosphere – which makes the paintings incredibly personal but also the beholders impression profoundly subjective.

Gudrun Eleronore Siegmund paints hazy, trembling beauty and fits right into Galleri V58’s stylistic direction for magical realism.

Stud.mag. Nordic Language and Literature and Visual Culture, Anna Emilie Ravn

EDUCATION

1989 – 1994 
University of Applied Sciences, Illustrations, Hamburg, DE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2017 
Unbegrenzt bewusstloses Mitwissen“,Kulturhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg, DE 

2005 
Künstlerbahnhof, Bad Münster am Stein Ebernburg, DE 

2004 
Galerie Uhde, Art Contemporain International, Toulouse, FR

2003
Heinrich Heine Haus, Lüneburg, DE 

2002 
Die Kunsttreppe, Hamburg DE 

2001 
Kunsthaus am Schüberg, Ammersbek, DE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020
”Wintershow” GALLERI V58, Aarhus, DK
66th State Exhibition of the BBK Schleswig-Holstein, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, DE

2018 
ARTiges, Kunstverein Ottobrun e.V, Rathaus Ottobrunn, DE

2017 
„Unverblümt Dreiste Impertinenz“ BUNKERHILL Galerie, Hamburg, DE 

2016 
X-pon Art Gallery, Hamburg, DE

2015 
62. Landesschau des BBK Schleswig-Holstein, Landdrostei Pinneberg, DE 

2014 
„Die norddeutsche aktuelle Kunst hat in der Hafen-City festgemacht 2“
24.7. – 11.8, Oberhafen-Quartier Halle 4/Tor 25, Hamburg, DE 

2013
„Salon des Refuses“, Galerie Doris Rüstig-Ladewig Stiftung, Schleswig, DE
KUNST ORTE STORMARN 2013, OFFENE ATELIERS, Ahrensburg, DE HAMBURG ART WEEK, Helios Endo-Klinik, Hamburg, DE 
„Wackeln“, Galerie Speckstrasse, Hamburg, DE 
15. Kunstmesse IMPULSE international, Osnabrück, DE 

2012
Galerie Skovhuset, Maribo, DK 
Art for Att´a 2012, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Muscat, Oman, 

2011 
„heilig“, Erzdiözese Freiburg, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, Augustinermuseum Freiburg, Kloster Hegne am Bodensee, DE 

2010 
BAZONNALE 02: ”Afghanistan”, Weimar, DE 

2009 
Kunst zu Kleist, Galerie Kunstflügel, GEDOK Brandenburg, Rangsdorf, DE 

2008
55.Landesschau des BBK Schleswig-Holstein,Schloß Gottorf,Schleswig, DE 
Ahrensburger Galerie, Jorana Faerber, Ahrensburg, DE 

2006
Kunstverein Schenefeld, Hamburg, 2006 
FINE ARTS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, the capital of Arab Culture 2006, Muscat, Oman 

2004
KUNSTSTÜCK, Hamburg, DE 
KUNST OFFEN, Haar bei Amt Neuhaus, DE 

2003 
Galerie Magnus P. Gerdsen, Hamburg, DE

2002
Museum für Kunst und Geschichte, Kaliningrad, RU
Galerie Skorpion, Hamburg, DE

GRANTS/AWARDS

2006 
Artist residency, Cill Rialaig Projekt, Ballinskelligs, IR 
2005 
Scholarship Künstlerbahnhof , Bad Münster am Stein Ebernburg, DE

PROJECTS 

„Alles nur ein Traum“, Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, 2002/03 
„Gefühl und Verwirrung“ Literaturprojekt zu Stefan Zweig, Kulturforum abraxas, Augsburg, 2001 
„Zeig mir einen Engel“, Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, 2000 
Urban Sushi, Museum für das Fürstentum Lüneburg, 1998 
10 etchings to the short novel of Heinrich von Kleist, “Das Erdbeben in Chili“ - Heinrich von Kleist Museum, Frankfurt / Oder, 1994

PUBLICATIONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

MACONDO, Die Lust am Lesen, 2000
„Sand und Steine“, Der Dreischneuß, 1999
TASTEN, 11th edition, 1998/99

Born 1962

‘Mars in Scorpion’, olie på lærred, 97 x 100, 2019, d.kr. 15.000,-

Moon in Cancer, olie på lærred, 110 x 97, 2018, SOLGT