Niels Sievers

  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers
  • Niels Sievers

Niels Sievers

Niels Sievers´ subjects convey a proclivity for romantic and distant absentmindedness, which never completely loses itself in morbidity, but which is exaggerated and counteracted through a sometimes naïve, sometimes violent handling of paint. The focus of his works lies on nature.

In his pictures, he especially creates snapshots of an overwhelming, seemingly menacing atmosphere that is dominated by darkness and punctuated with glaringly incident rays of light. Abandoned snow houses built on unsteady ground, clumps of trees threatened with collapse, gloomy seascapes and the swift ride over deserted streets - all of these aspects belong to Sievers´ steadily recurring inventory that encrypts a foray in uncontrollable places, an oscillation between one?s own human vulnerability and juvenile recklessness. (Sabine Gottfried)


biography

1979

born in Niebüll

2002-2007

Düsseldorf Arts Academy, Immendorff class, master pupil

2008

travel grant of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kunstverein Düsseldorf



Lives and works in Berlin.


exhibitions

group exhibition 2003

"sonntags malen wir nicht", Kunstverein Hilden

group exhibition 2004

"Malerei", Goethe Institute Düsseldorf

group exhibition 2005

"Elektopopclub", Galerie Kronika, PL

solo exhibition 2007

"Back in Black", acapulco Düsseldorf

group exhibition 2007

"Von Pferden und Affen - Klasse Immendorff", Museum Ludwig Koblenz

solo exhibition 2008

"Boys Don´t Cry", DUVE Berlin

group exhibition 2008

"Unmodern Normalism", Goethe Institute Rotterdam
"Dipmaster 2", Galerie Stephanie Bender, München
"Spiegelbild", KIT, Düsseldorf
IMPULSE 21, IMPULSE GALERIE Christian Löhrl

group exhibition 2009

"4falt", Kunstverein Niebüll