Alejandra Sieder 🇻🇪

Alejandra Sieder

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 50 cm

Alejandra Sieder

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 50 cm

Alejandra Sieder

Acrylic on canvas

95 x 95 cm

Alejandra Sieder

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 90 cm

Alejandra Sieder

Acrílico sobre lienzo

90 x 90 cm

Alejandra Sieder

Tinta Japonesa sobre lienzo y madera

100 x 75 cm

About the artist

Alejandra Sieder (Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1974) is a Graphic Designer and Plastic Artist, graduated from the Hans Neumann Design Institute in Caracas, Venezuela.

Sieder lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She creates works that go beyond the limits of painting and installation. Made with canvas, wood, Japanese ink and acrylic, Sieder’s work is characterized by his intense study of form, volume and materiality, as well as his great aesthetic care and conceptual subtlety, while his practice emphasizes temporal aspects and performative of the creative act.

These recent works show the characteristic methodology of the artist, which consists of creating works of art in three dimensions. Sieder is based on the presentation of the movement for the effect and that it played with the viewer in the first person. Its objective is to involve the audience in a new dimension within the visual experience and create a piece that effectively expresses the interrelation between matter, space and the sensations of the viewer.

In these new works, Alejandra Sieder transcends the limits of her usual practice by orchestrating works in 3D. This particular work combines the volume of matter and the visual of monochrome colour, becoming an unprecedented installation creating volumes in the gallery space. In the exhibition, the artist not only demonstrates her absolute mastery of the techniques she has been using but also her constant and versatile artistic evolution.

 

Artist Statement

Since childhood, I have been focused on analysing the nuances of human behaviour. Later in my life, and through my studies in psychology, I have come to realise that often people are unable to reflect and identify the intrusive thoughts that fill their psyche, thus precluding any attempt to receive the so much needed help. This dark hole can be felt by many as a hopeless place. However, my paintings express that there is light in darkness. Through the reflection of oneself with the canvas, transcendence over diminished mental states begin to be possible.

My aim with this artworks was to create a painting in three dimensions. I wanted it to rely on the presentation of motion for effect and to play with the viewer in the first person. My goal is to involve the audience in a new dimension within the viewing experience. I feel that I created a piece that effectively expresses the interrelationship between the matter, space and viewer sensations.

I was interested in the analogy between the objects and human bodies. Rather than regarding the two entities as radically different – one being soulless and functional and the other governed by intuition and insight – I wanted to imply that humans might be more than irrational engines of conflicting lusts and urges, like dysfunctional machines. I wanted for them to feel something in their body through their eyes that reminds them that they are alive in their own bodies.

 

EDUCATION

2014 – Bachelor of Psychology, International University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

1998 – Art Therapy Course, Within the Current of the Human Gestalt Psychology, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela.

1992 – 1994  Color and Light with Josue Arocha, Caracas, Venezuela.

1991 – 1995  Mixed media and Technique with Josu Calvo, Caracas, Venezuela.

1991 – 1995  Photography with Ricardo Ferreira, Caracas, Venezuela.

1991 – 1995  Diploma of Graphic Design at Hans Neumann Design Institute, Caracas, Venezuela.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Tell me I am still here, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2017 Parallax, Art Fair, London, UK

2014 Peace in Silence, Artista Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

2010 Words, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway.

2009 Be a woman, Hove Galleri, Arendal, Norway.

2008 Resurrection, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway.

2008 Opening, Kulturfabrikken, Arendal, Norway

2004 Internal Spring, Espacio Artepolis, Madrid, Spain.

2004 Soul Vibration 2, Exquisitio Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2003 Soul Vibration, Mambo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Opening, Azur Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2020
Inktrospection, The Wellington Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


2020
Northern Perspectives, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia.

2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney, Australia.

2019 Colours of NSW, Parliament of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

2019 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2018 Mosman Art Society, Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, Australia.

2018 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2017 Summer Small Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, ROA, London, UK.

2017 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2017 What a Home Means to You, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia.

2016 What a Home Means to You, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia.

1995 Portraits 3, Expographic 95, Caracas, Venezuela.

1994 Faces and Feelings, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela.

1994 Portraits 2, Expographic 94, Caracas, Venezuela.

1993 Death Nature, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela.

1993 Portraits, Expographic 93, Caracas, Venezuela

 

PRESS

2017 “Mujer, tú me inspiras!” (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish Interview, Australia.

2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia.

2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, Spain

 

ART PRIZES

2019 NORIKO XIN, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane Australia.

2018 Shaping thoughts into physical manifestations, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane Australia.

2017 Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist. Sydney Australia.

2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney.

1996 Latin-American Indigenous Faces, Ministry of the Environment, Third prize. Caracas, Venezuela.

 

RESIDENCIES

Bushwick South Art Residency, Sydney, Australia

 

COLLECTIONS AND COMISSIONS

Private collection, NSW, Tasmania, Dee Why, Gold Coast, Australia.

Private collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Painting Commission, “Mujer, tú me inspiras!” (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia.

Private collection, Arendal, Norway.

Private collection, Oslo, Norway.

Private collection, Stavanger, Norway.

Private collection, Miami, USA.

Private collection, Madrid, Spain.

Private collection, Arendal, Norway.

Private collector, Caracas, Venezuela.

Public collection, El Refugio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain.

Commissioned work, Rialto Theater, Madrid, Spain.