Hans Sieverding’s relationship with the gallery goes back to 1985, when he exhibited for the first time at the Michael Dunev Gallery in San Francisco, California. In the interim, he has shown with us on numerous occasions and has spent long residencies at our studios, both in the US and in Spain, in the production of work, creating monoprints, paintings and etchings. His 1992 project “Chronicle for the Millenium”, a series of monotypes and collage, was presented in the San Francisco gallery with a group of unique sculptural books, receiving considerable critical acclaim.
Since moving the gallery to the Empordà, Sieverding’s participation in creative projects has continued. In 2000 he created at our studios the series of paintings on canvas Costeros, and two years later, at the Lupusgràfic printmaking studios, he produced two etchings published by the gallery.
Sieverding uses images extracted from newspapers, everyday articles, and shapes found in nature as inspiration for his work which, through the application successive layers, create a strong tension in the composition. Underscoring the ambiguity of a visual world deprived of its basic context, these works become instruments of reflection on the language of symbols and the meanings they have for the viewer.
Sieverding lives and works in a castle in the German Odenwald and has exhibited widely in galleries around the world.