SILVIA SUN is a Linz based Austrian artist.
Positioned at the interface between pop and art, quotes from media reports, lyrics and poems flow into the works; co-operations with musicians have resulted from this. Her art reflects the present state of the world, which seems "out of joint" to us, as it did in Shakespeare's time.The paintings are inhabited by an almost unbearable state of extreme tension, which contrasts with the longing for silence and the desire for a peaceful being in and with nature and the world.
Sun looks in her works at skies, horizons, windows and facades; on stranded, seekers and animals. She also directs the gaze downwards, to cracks, crevices, hidden and overlooked things, to the literal ground of the fact. Silvia Sun's works are both every day and heavenly.
To make it short: pop meeting nature is the red line running through Silvia Sun's art.
Silvia Sun is concerned with the position of the individual in society as well as with the contact and relationship points of man with nature.
from media reports, lyrics and poems flow into the works; Cooperations
with musicians also resulted from this.
civilization literally cleared its space in the midst of forests. A sylvan
fringe of darkness defined the limits of its cultivation. However, although
the trees had to recede more and more, they have not lost their fascination
in the people's feelings and thinking."
Reisen, Spaziergänge, Wanderungen dienen als Inspiration für die Werke, die unter Anhörung von Musik im Atelier entstehen und zu emotionalen Phantasielandschaftsbildern führen, auf denen Palmen, Baumwipfeln, Himmel und Wälder zu sehen sind, in denen Adler ihre Flügel ausbreiten und sich zwischen biederen Tirolerhäuschen, glatten Hochhausfassaden und Containern verwirrte Kühe, Saurier, Wölfe und Achselhaare tummeln. Die Arbeiten bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kultur und Natur. "Die menschliche Zivilisation rodete sich ihren Raum inmitten unermeßlicher Urwälder. Und dennoch: obwohl der Wald immer weiter zurückweichen mußte, hat der Wald im Fühlen und Denken der Menschen nichts von seiner Faszination verloren."Robert Pogue Harrison: Wälder.
PRESS-ARTICLE: Sparkling visual worlds crash out of dense undergrowth
exhibition of Upper Austrian artist Silvia Sun at Thiele Gallery in Linz
is well worth seeing.
it is no wonder that those typical red points of sale are accumulating
even before the actual vernissage. In Silvia Suns visual world powerful
colors and drawings, satire, ecologically competent ambiguity, poetry,
pop-quotations and tough as nails statements are unified to a convincing
From the mighty Traumstein with its primeval saurian and swan in oil and edding on canvas, to all over printed miniatures with containter facades: Silvia Suns work blasts an abundance of association in our minds that heartily light even the longest fuse.
Exhibition Silvia Sun: Galerie Thiele, bis 20. Mai 2013 galerie-thiele.at
(Tranlsated press-Article by Irene Gunnesch, OÖNachrichten, 26.04.2013, Translation: silvia sun)