“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