Sigrid Muller - New Paintings
2 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Sigrid Muller is one of Wales’s leading artists who has been exhibiting with the gallery for 22 years and we are delighted to present an exhibition of her exquisite new work.
Born in Germany in 1962, Sigrid Muller moved to Swansea in 1996. Her exquisite paintings have garnered a large following and her work is in many collections including the National Museum of Wales. Her drawings are made with layer upon layer of very fine pencil crayon on backgrounds of pooled watercolour washes. It is a meticulous process which can take several weeks from the preliminary sketches to the finished painting. She was a Jerwood Drawing Prizewinner in 2014, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK and was included in the 250 Year Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2018.
Sigrid says of her work: 'When I draw, I try to translate what I see into how it feels to the touch. It is purely emotional, something that resonates, stirs memories, often from my childhood when judgement did not come before objects were thoroughly observed and experienced. The background is as important as the subjects themselves. It provides an imagined space where they can live - suspended, with nothing to hold on to, or existing on seemingly firm ground. I choose intuitively, not searching, but coming upon, being stopped in my tracks by the promise in a closely furled iris bud, the dry rattle of a poppy head, or the soft ripeness of a plum.'
There are approximately 15 new paintings in the exhibition, all of which are for sale.