Sylke Gande

Each creation is the mirror of my life at this moment.
My art and creativity gives me power, peace, pain, friends, joy and money. I adore colours and enjoy hours of intensive working. Many paintings unfold after an idea, a dream or a picture grown in my heart. My life is too short for all my visions. And this is not stopping me. 

Another way is to bless the blank paper and wait what comes up, 
with no plan before. I love this way of working. It's a kind of meditation. Later it needs a little bit of time to get the messages of each work.

I have some experience in martial art training and I paint this world. 

As graphic designer I find solutions. I have patience.

Vita

Education:

1988-1991 Graphic Design: BFS for Advertising and Design Munich


Creative courses, retreats, projects:
2020
• Japanese ink painting (Karin Fröhlich, Munich)
• Painting and drawing the human body (Rut Massó, VHS Munich)
• Shibari painting events (McArthur Studio, Munich)
2019
• Shibari painting events (McArthur Studio, Munich)
• Instagram Challenges: Inktober, Drawlloween, Birdsbutterfliesandblooms
• Artworkshop of Gallery Seba (Bodrum, Turkey)
• Member of "Spark your Art" group (Andrea Kendall Art Marketing)

2018
• "Create Christmas" online course, Victoria Johnson
• Reality Reimagined book, 2 SiFi Illustrations for Matt Habeck

• Instagram Challenges: Inktober, Drawlloween, 

• Painting course with Ransome Stanley, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall

2017 

• Imagination Reigns Workshop (Della Burford, Bali)
2016 

• Spirit of Writing and Art Workshop (Della Burford, Bali)
2014, 2015, 2018 

• Artworkshop of Gallery Seba, Bodrum (Seba Uğurtan, Turkey)
2013/14/15/17 

• Voice Workshop (Singer Nawal, Munich)
2013 

• Spirit of Painting Retreat ( Prof. Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Della Burford, Bali)

• Taiko Drumming (Nils Tannert, Ismaning)
2012 

• Icon writing course (Maria Theresia v. Fürstenberg, Monastery Münster Schwarzach)
2011 

•  8. Internat. Artcamp Kappadokia, Turkey
2010 

Wood sculpture course (Sandra Schallinger, Munich)
2009 

• Sculpting and mindfulness (Thomas Reuter, Intersein Zentrum, Hohennau)

• Woodcut and printing course (Gunda Kupfer, Akademie am Meer, Sylt)
2008 

•  Screen printing course (Lydia Ormann, Trier)

2006 

• Initiatic watercolour painting (Carmen Fuchs, Bad Kissingen)

• Work with clay, work with dreams (Winfried Wagner, Schweinfurt)
1985 - 1988 

• Painting and drawing group (Painter Stefan Fritsch)

1988
• Artcamp Bad Homburg - teenagers from Germany and Israel

1982 - 1988 

• Sculptures in clay, painting, drawing (Barbara Saatze, Emmering) 


Further training

since 2013

•  Haidong Gumdo (martial arts)
2013-2018

•  Shinkendo (martial arts)
2014-2015 Initiatory training with swords, annual group  (Günther Maag-Röckemann, Münster)

2012 

• The Art of Feminine Presence (Rachael Jayne Groover, Bermingham UK)
2010

• Time for the essential (Friedrich Assländer, Anselm Grün, Monastery of the city Würzburg)

Since 2005 

• Initiatory training with swords: Winfried Wagner, Günther Maag-Röckemann, Ellen Hölscher

2005-2006 

• Initiatory Gestalt Therapy advanced training, anual group (Dipl. Psych. Winfried Wagner)
2005 

• Sword and meditation are one seminar (Dipl. Psych. Winfried Wagner, Benediktushof Holzkirchen)
2005 - 2012 

• Healing Touch Programm Level 1-4, Assistance Level 1-3 

Since 2003 Core Shamanism: Teacher - Klaus Roggers, Joachim Irmer, Wolfgang Ondruschka, Leonardo Sanchez and other

Since 1996
• Courses in Thai Ci, Qi Gong, Shaolin Qi Gong, Zen Meditation, Yoga, Tao Yin Yoga
1996
• Qi Gong (Ba Fan Huan Gong) 1 month training in China with Prof. Cong, Deutsche Qi Gong Gesellschaft


Solo art shows:

2018 

• Praxis Dr. Claudia Frey, Türkenfeld

2015 

• Münchener Institut für lösungsorientiertes Denken, Norbert Hüge, München

2007 

• Munich Open, Karate and Kickboxing Convention 

• Living Aikido conference, Schweinfurt

2004 

• Wu Wei Tai Chi Schools, Hamburg + Bremen 

 

Group art shows:

2019 

• Das Ganze ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall

2017 

• Society for Art of Imagination, Guest artist, Ubud/Bali

2016 

• Gallery Seba Uğurtan Izmir, Turkey

• Used Coffee filter Mailart Exhibition, Ed Hanssen, Fascino Coffee Wert, Holland

2015 

• Izmir Art Biennial, Turkey

2011 

• 8. Art meeting Cappadocia, Turkey

2010 

• MOCA / Museum of Computer Art New York, 2nd Anniversary Exhibition

2009

• Woodcut class, Akademie am Meer, Sylt

1993 

• EigenArt group show, München

1992 

• Art club group show H. Winter, T. Buckl, K. Hüf, Bürgerhaus, Emmering

1991 

• Art club show, Finale Ligure, Italy

• Art prize group show of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck

1990 

• Young Artists, Bürgerhaus, Emmering

1989 

• Art prize group show of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck

1989- 1992 

• Art club shows, Bürgerhaus Emmering  


Lectures:

2007 

• "Martial art in paintings" Pecha Kucha Event Munich, Time: 6 min and 40 sec!  20 projections which change every 20 sec.


Artworks in collections:

• Uşak State Hospital, Izmir, Turkey 
(Donation of Gallery Seba, Izmir)
• Gallery Seba, Izmir, Turkey
• City of Fürstenfeldbruck

• Wu Wei Thai Chi School, Hamburg

• Rolf Brand Aikidō-teacher (8. Dan), Lübeck

• Larry Reynosa Aikidō-teacher (6. Dan), USA
• Ed Hanssen, Coffe Filter mail art, Netherland
• Partnerpool AG, München
• Dojos / Martial Art Centers

• private collections

 

Publications:

2020
•  Book: Reality Reimagined, 2 SiFi illustration for the story "Miracle of Dermont", Matt Habeck
2019
•  Certificate illustration martial arts, Haidong Gumdo Bayern
2017

•  Interview on singulart.com (Online Art Gallery)

2016 

•  Used Coffee filter Mailart Exhibition Catalog (Ed Hanssen, Holland)
2015 

• Izmir Art Biennial Catalog

2010 

• Book: Planet Earth Planet Art (Mirca Art Group)

• 2nd Anniversary Catalog: MOCA: Museum of Computer Art NY

2008 

• Book: Living Aikido cover artwork, aikido painting (W. Wagner, Centaurus Verlag)

• Book: Lauschangriffe No. 2, illustrations, Verlag Sputniks Werbeagentur

2004 

• Kendo Linz, Poster "ONSEN - Kendo Convention"

• Aikido painting for Sabukan Poster, Graz Austria 

Pizes:

2010 

• Third prize, 2nd Anniversary Exhibit, MOCA / Museum of Computer Art New York for "The Kiss" digital illustration

Upcoming events:

2020
Canceled - Oktober - Course: Farbmalerei Part Eins und Zwei, Prof. Jerry Zeniuk, Ingrid Floss, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall

Canceled
April / May  retreat - The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, Amanda Sage, Italy




  


2019 Groupshow - Das Ganze ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall

Green heart, 2021

2016 Groupshow - Used Coffeefilter Mail Art Exhibition at Fascino Coffee 

2004 Solo Artshow - Wu Wei Tai Chi Schools Hamburg + Bremen