Sibylle Springer

Sibylle Springer


Bodies in View: The Paintings of Sibylle Springer

As an artist, Sibylle Springer’s fascination is with the human body, or more precisely, with how the body is entangled with the gaze that is directed towards it and addressed to it. Her painting contemplates, unfolds and interprets this tense reciprocal relationship, which is fundamentally a self-relation, always already inscribed with an internal structure of refection, saturated in cultural history. Among other things, this means that despite the often direct and strongly afective impact of body-images, nothing about them is without preconditions and predeterminations. Innocent nakedness is just as much a construction as erotic sophistication. Whether artistic nude, pornography or biological objectivity, ethnologically other or historically estranged, ugly or beautiful, none of them are inherently ‘natural’, ‘obscene’, ‘objective’ or ‘revolting’.

In this much, Springer’s aesthetic project is at heart always a refection on the gaze: from this standpoint, it goes on to refect on painting, and its styles, visual traditions and subject matters.

Jens Asthof

23.09.2023 – 30.08.2026
So wie wir sind
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen

15.07.2023 – 29.10.2023
Kunsthalle Bremen
Am Wall 207
28195 Bremen

19.02.2022 – 15.05.2022
Something Between Us
Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Lorenzer Str. 32
90402 Nürnberg

13.06.2020 – 05.07.2020
Pharma Phlora
Kunstverein Kanonier e.V.
Große Straße 47a
49377  Vechta

06.03.2020 – 31.05.2020
Something Between Us
KAI 10 I Arthena Foundation
Kaistraße 10
40221 Düsseldorf

15.02.2019 – 15.05.2019
Clash – new presentation
Kunsthalle Bremen
Am Wall 207
28195 Bremen

03.02.2019 – 22.04.2019
Am Amtmannsteich 3
28857 Syke

17.02.2019 – 07.04.2019
Das Geheimnis der Dinge – Malstücke
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
Große-Perdekamp-Straße 25–27
45657 Recklinghausen

Annual multiple 2018
poisonous pleasure, 2018
Edition of 3
€ 580,-
Teerhof 21
28199 Bremen


13.09.2018 – 30.09.2018
Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin
Wiesenstrasse 55
13357 Berlin – Wedding


Gegenwart der Kunst
Künstlerhaus Göttingen
Gotmarstraße 1
37073 Göttingen

28.04.2018 – 27.05.2018
Arte Noah
Kunsthalle Feldbach
Sigmund-Freud-Platz 1
8330 Feldbach

Galerie K‘
Alexanderstraße 9b
28203 Bremen

Von der Hintergründigkeit der Bilder
Artist talk between Sibylle Springer and director Peter Friese
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen

“toxic tools”
Special edition for the Weserburg Museum
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen

01.12.2017 – 03.06.2018
Weserburg I Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen

Vernissage on 9.12.2017

Shoot the Freak

Kunstverein Ruhr
Kopstadtplatz 12
45127 Essen

25.08.2017 – 17.09.2017

alles oder immer
Schau Fenster – Raum für Kunst
Loebeckstrasse 30-35
10969 Berlin

Sibylle Springer
48 pages
with a text by Peter Friese (DE/EN)
Cover: broschur
Published by: Kunstverein Ruhr e.V., Essen
ISBN: 3-935430-16-1

Sibylle Springer GIFT
GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen
80 pages, 47 images
With texts by Jens Asthoff and Svea Kellner (DE/EN)
Edited: Svea Kellner and Janneke de Vries
Design: Cabinet Gold van d’Viles
Published by: Verlag für moderne Kunst, Wien
ISBN: 978-3-903228-16-0