Sylke Gande

Each creation is the mirror of my world, life, today, at this moment.
If my head don't want to realize what's up and in the air I only have to paint.
Simple, I learned a work shows all sides and ways. If I can read them.
To make art gives me power, peace, pain, friends and joy. And I adore colours and the process to be one with the work.

As well many paintings unfold after an idea, a dream or a picture formed in my heart. My life is too short for all my visions. This fact will not stop me. 

Another way is to bless the blank paper and wait what comes up, 
with no plan before. It is very relaxing for me having no plan... 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. Sometimes friends help. 

And as graphic designer I find solutions. I have patience. I like clear layouts.
 

Vita

Education:

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


Creative:
2019
• Spark your Art, Andrea Kendall Art Marketing group

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

Inktober 2018, Instagram
Drawlloween 2018,  Instagram

•  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 

• Artcamp of Gallery Seba (Seba Uğurtan, Bodrum, Turkey)
2013/14/15/16 

• 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 - german + israeli teenager

1982 - 1988 

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


Further training

2014-2015 Initiatory training with swords, annual group  (Günther Maag-Röckemann, Münster)
Since 2013

•  Shinkendo, Haidong Gumdo

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 groups (Dipl. Psych. Winfried Wagner)
2005 

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

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

Since 2003 Shamanism: Teachers and help from - Klaus Roggers, Joachim Irmer, Wolfgang Ondruschka, Leonardo Sanchez and other

Since 1996 Energy work: Meditation, Qi Gong





Solo art shows:

2018 

• Praxis Dr. Claudia Frey, Türkenfeld, Bayern

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:

2017 

• Guest artist, Society for Art of Imagination, 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 show, Akademie am Meer, Sylt

1993 

• EigenArt, München

1992 

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

1991 

• Art club show Finale Ligure, Italy

• Art prize of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck

1990 

• Young Artists, Bürgerhaus Emmering

1989 

• Art prize 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:

• City of Fürstenfeldbruck

• Wu Wei Thai Chi School Hamburg

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

• Larry Reynosa Aikidō-teacher (6. Dan), USA

• private collections

• Dojos/Martial Art Centers

 

Publications:

2019
Reality Reimagined book, Illustration for Miracle of Dermont, Matt Habeck
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 (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, Museum of Computer Art, New York for "The Kiss" digital illustration

Upcoming events:

April - July 2019
Birds, Butterflies and Blooms, 100 days Instagram Illustration Art Challange of Victoria Johnson
September 2019

• Artcamp of Gallery Seba (Seba Uğurtan, Bodrum, Turkey)
December 2019
• Group art show, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall



  


Used Coffeefilter Mail Art Exhibition at Fascino Coffee 2016

Exhibition 2004 Wu Wei Tai Chi Schools Hamburg + Bremen