Interview: Sybille Sierlinger
Luca Curci talks with Sybille Sierlinger during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 and ANIMA MUNDI 2022 – CONSCIOUSNESS, at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal.
Sybille Sierlinger, born in ’79 in Vienna/Austria, is an international awarded photographer and dedicates herself to all those things that deserve special attention. Be it landscapes, architecture, or personalities. The focus is particularly on black and white photography, with strong contrasts, exceptional angles, and remarkable moods.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Sybille Sierlinger – For me, art is the expression of creative work, the display of individualistic creations. It’s not about doing something right or wrong. It’s about presenting his point of view, his experiences, and his interpretation. And personally, art touches my heart. And by showing different ways of thinking, it also broadens my horizons.
LC – What are you currently working on?
SS – I am currently working on a photo series with a very personal topic. The title of the photo series will be: “Sadly beautiful childhood”. I’ll have a few more months to work on it and then I would like to organize a solo exhibition with it.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
SS – I would say that I am an attentive person and go through life with open eyes. I perceive interesting situations in everyday life or when reading magazines, at exhibitions, but also when listening to music etc. I save all these pieces of the puzzle and at some point, it all comes together and the idea for a new project is born.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
SS – No, I am not focused on a specific theme. Unless I’m working on a photo series, then of course. But my photographs have one thing in common, they are all in black and white. I like the reduced, the simple because for me less is more.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
SS – For me, my work is finished when I have a good gut feeling. Sometimes it is easy, but sometimes I edit photos more often or come back to take another photo until I’m really happy. And no matter how long the journey takes when they’re done, I have a big smile on my face.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the exhibition or as a part of preexisting works?
SS – They are part of preexisting works. And thanks for these nice words.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
SS – I think that my curated photographs fit perfectly with the theme of ANIMA MUNDI Consciousness. And Consciousness, for me, is a very important attitude in a world that is constantly trying to spin even faster.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
SS – Oh yes, I did. It all went very well from the first second. I really appreciate the fast and uncomplicated communication with your team. Thanks to the team of itsliquid group.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
SS – My artworks were shown at Palazzo Bembo, next to Rialto Bridge. This venue is really fascinating. I love the combination of old historic buildings and modern art. And I couldn’t be happier with the presentation of my works…left and right was a balcony door with light curtains that were moved back and forth by the wind… and my photos on the wall in the middle….so beautiful. Thanks for that. And overall, I have to say, that the combination of different art types let it be sculptures, live performances, paintings, or photographs worked very well.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
SS – Definitely, yes. ITSLIQUID Group curates artworks from around the world and brings them together in exhibitions. And they do it in a really nice way. In addition, they offer a variety of different and useful services for the artists.