Sylvia von Hartmann at 8005 May 2022 - 28 May 2022
This May, The Gallery is celebrating Sylvia von Hartmann’s 80th birthday with an exhibition dedicated to her wax paintings and printmaking. Sylvia is an instinctive artist whose practice explores everyday experience through close observation, and in doing so expresses the human heart.
Sylvia von Hartmann’s method of composing her pictures is itself a kind of code to preserve secrets, to protect, to only partly reveal… She uses gouache – opaque watercolour – and over it she works with pigmented wax, she then draws through the wax surfaces and veilings with a razor blade and an old steel gramophone. She is therefore on the one hand covering over, and on the other, disclosing.
- Christopher Andreae
This will be an immersive exhibition bringing together wax painting, prints, painted furniture and objects providing further narrative and insight into von Hartmann’s world of detail. Her work is held in numerous public collections.
The Eildons from Melrose View details
The Eildons from Melrose1993wax tempera and pigmentH:35.5cm W:42.5cmSoldFlowers from Bemersyde View details
Flowers from Bemersyde1989etchingH:25cm W:16.5cmSoldStill Life with Snowdrops View details
Still Life with Snowdrops2006wax temperaH:40cm W:53cmSoldFly Fishing View details
Fly Fishing1985etchingH:25cm W:17cmSoldStillness View details
Stillnessc.1994wax temperaH:54.5cm W:80cmSoldStill Life Arrangement on a Plate with S View details
Still Life Arrangement on a Plate with S1985etchingH:15cm W:20.5cmSoldA Burial Ground View details
A Burial Ground1994wax temperaH:30cm W:41cmSoldThe Sock View details