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Sabine Friesicke
updated: 02/16/2012
website: www.sabinefriesicke.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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passage 2c
passage 2e
passage 2f
passage 2d
passage 2g
Circleline 1
Circleline 2
Circleline 3
Pink River 7
Red and grey lines
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, abstract, geometric, urban, landscape, architecture, information, meditative, spiritual, systems
 
 
passage 2c by Sabine Friesicke
passage 2c
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2011
7 1/2" " x  7 1/2 30 " 
passage 2e by Sabine Friesicke
passage 2e
gouache on paper
2011
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2" " 
passage 2f by Sabine Friesicke
passage 2f
gouache on paper
2011
7 1/2 44,5 " x  7 1/2" 44,5 " 
passage 2d by Sabine Friesicke
passage 2d
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2011
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2" " 
passage 2g by Sabine Friesicke
passage 2g
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2011
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2 " 
Circleline 1 by Sabine Friesicke
Circleline 1
gouache and colored pencil on paper
20111
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2" " 
Circleline 2 by Sabine Friesicke
Circleline 2
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2011
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2" " 
Circleline 3 by Sabine Friesicke
Circleline 3
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2011
7 1/2 " x  7 1/2" " 
Pink River 7 by Sabine Friesicke
Pink River 7
gouache and graphite on paper
2011
11 " x  11" " 
Red and grey lines by Sabine Friesicke
Red and grey lines
gouache on paper
2010
44 1/2" x  44 1/2" 

Artist Statement


In my paintings and drawings I have been using the line. Because the nature of the line is to extend infinitely, it allows me to goto a place beyond our visible reality. In my recent work I have been painting lines in a horizontal and vertical way.

The grid structure is a starting point and the paintings evolve by layeringline upon line upon line.In the process they are breaking up and make new lines or smaller fragments.

In some of my new paintings the lines have more of an ambiguity to them: they are breaking out of the ordered structure. They jump from the surface or disappear in order to make space for the unknown, the mystery.

The physical act of applying the paint is important to me, the involvement of my hand, eye and mind. Lately I have been using a reduced palette, mainly shades of grey, metallic silver and occasionally strong color of gouache and acrylic paints.

I find it necessary to see the work as objects in real space. They change a great deal depending where they are perceived from- the angle, the light, the distance.

My paintings allow me to experience, to feel space and that by looking at them, my sense of sight is overcome by a visceral sense of being in space, being in the moment.

My inspiration comes from eastern philosophy and religion, the landscape of architecture, and the structure of music.

I am interested in the underlying subtle rhythm of time and space. My focus and goal is to express stillness beyond the uncertainties of change.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION

1981-1987          MFA, (Freie Kunst)  Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Hamburg , Germany

1980-1981          Liberal Academy of Arts, Hamburg, Germany, with Beuys and his students

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS / SELECTED

2011                Out of Line, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2009                Gold, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2008                Paintings, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

2008                Ost West, KunstBuero Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2008                 Ost West, Luftraum, Berlin, Germany

2006                 Times of the Day, Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2006                        Out of Waves, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

2004                        Galeria Cadaques Dos, Cadaques, Spain

2GROUP EXHIBITIONS / SELECTED 

2011                Common Ground, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT

2011                Group Exhibition, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2011                Gruppenausstellung, KunstBuero Berlin, Berlin Germany

2010                A Gathering of Gifts: Relationships That Build Our Collections,

                        Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, Febr.6- May 8, 2010

2009                Very, Very Large Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA

2009                On, Of or About: 50 Paper Works, Texas State University,

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS

2010                Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Individual Fellowship

2009                Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain

2004             Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain

COLLECTIONS / SELECTED

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO

University of Alaska, Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AL

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY

Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche  Museen zu Berlin, Germany

Texas State University,San Marcos, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY / SELECTED

 2011              Edith Newhall. Repeat, repeat, Philadelphia Inquirer, May

 2010              Roberta Fallon. Size Matters, Philadelphiaweekly, January

2010              Robin Rice. Well- Endowed, Philadelphia Citypaper, January