Gallery: Artspace K
Artist(s): Hung Yi
Opening / Event Date: 17 Oct, 2020
Closing / End Date: 28 Feb, 2021
German artist Willi Siber is a virtual alchemist when it comes to moulding materials into altered states that are quite unlike their natural form. In his latest solo exhibition, his third solo show at Karin Weber Gallery, the artist once again contradicts visual expectations with his innovative, abstract creations. Strictly ‘non-narrational,’ these contemporary works reflect unexpected forms and appearances from the basic materials – wood, metal and epoxy – that are the tools of this artist.
Forms and shapes are combined, juxtaposed or twisted with fluidity to create three-dimensional wall and table objects that blur the line between sculptures and pictures. The playfulness and joy of this creative process is reflected in the choice of colours, and the textures with which Siber experiments. Glossy, metallic tones make twisted compositions of metal tubes appear weightless while his iconic candy-coloured Wall Objects belie their density, bringing an instant burst of joy to any space. Translucent jelly-like finishes, spiky textures, bold contrasts between light and shadow make for dramatic pieces that open themselves up to a variety of interpretations – winter landscapes, seascapes, fractals or microscopic views of cell structure? Underlying their playfulness is an obvious sensibility to geometry, clean lines, symmetry and pattern.
About the Artist:
Born in Germany in 1949, Willi Siber obtained his art degree from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in 1974. A pure abstractionist, the artist rejects realism, preferring to experiment with basic materials to create forms that transgress the border between picture and sculpture, which he simply refers to as objects. Exhibiting internationally since 1990, Siber has an impressive career record of exhibitions with galleries, museums and art fairs across Europe, America and Asia. His art objects can be found in prestigious public and private collections across the globe including the German Bundestag in Berlin, Municipal Art Museums in Germany and various German Embassies. Willi Siber is also a regular at prestigious international art fairs such as Art Cologne, Cologne Fine Art and Art Karlsruhe in Germany, Art Central in Hong Kong, Art Taipei, Art Miami, The Salon Art + Design New York, Collect London, Arco Madrid and Artissima Turin, Italy.
About Karin Weber Gallery:
Established in 1999 by German-born Karin Weber and now in its 20th year, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s oldest contemporary art galleries. Situated on Aberdeen Street, in the heart of SoHo, the gallery presents a year-round program of curated exhibitions, talks, and collector events.
Consistently named one of ‘500 Best Galleries Worldwide’ by Blouin Artinfo, the gallery’s unique network of partners based in London, Mumbai and Berlin allows it to source emerging and established contemporary art from around the world.
Karin Weber Gallery is equally passionate about presenting works by local artists. The gallery assists artists through exhibitions, art fairs, and residency programs throughout the world. Small in size, yet global in outlook, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s truly international boutique galleries.