MARIELIS SEYLER Pride and Vulnerability. Marielis Seyler is an exceptional Austrian artist. Her versatile photographic work features a diverse depiction of women and our interaction with nature and the environment with sensibility and a fine artistic feeling. The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum’s extensive exhibition includes pivotal as well as rarely exhibited works created over several decades. For me it is important for women to preserve their pride, their femininity,” Seyler emphasizes. I want to show their self-confidence and self-esteem beyond male and social projections.” The female body as a place and symbol of creativity, and the existence of women in the past and present are constant themes in her work. Her portraits of women are powerful and self-confident, but also vulnerable and ruthlessly exposed to the gaze of male and female onlookers. It is this vulnerability that plays a key role in Seyler’s work: the wounds that we inflict on people, society and nature. She also focuses her passion on the depiction of flora and fauna as a multilayered symbol of the vulnerability of our world. She frequently works with collages of organic materials such as insects and leaves, or with transparent paper in order to express fragility and sensibility, as well as intangibility.”
She paints on her photographs; she repaints and repeatedly exposes them to elements of nature which complete them. Seyler shows a great degree of empathy toward nature and people, she understands them and depicts them as inseparable parts of the ecosystem. People appear in the middle of nature in allegorical scenes, their bodies interacting with large leaves, snail shells and butterflies. Thus, a sensual cosmos of images is created in a thrilling dialogue between creative femininity and direct experience with nature, which touches and inspires our considerations.
Curator: Günther Oberhollenzer
Location: Danubiana, Čunovo, Slovakia
Date: from 03.05.2022 – 19.06.2022
Start: 10:00 – 18:00
Adults – 10 €
Family (2 adults and 2 students) – 20 €
Pensioners (over 62 years old) – 5 €
Students – 5 €
Children (under 6 years old) – Free
Danubiana Club Members – Free
Disabled persons, persons over 75 years of age – Free
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Danubiana, Čunovo, SlovenskoPrice
10 € EUR