Brita Seifert Animals

In 1963 I was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1980 I started drawing with pencil and paper, and then learned to paint with oils. Never having agreed with the method of art education in school, all my techniques in the application of art materials were self-taught. Being interested in all that encompasses art and design I decided to investigate computer art. In January 2000 my first formal education in multimedia design was completed, enabling me to pursue a career in the digital arts. The strongest social critical period of my work was from 1980 until 1989, the years that I lived in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Many turbulent surrealistic paintings were produced which contained images critical of the government at that time. Deciding to express my unrest with the current social/governmental situation I put caution aside and produced several exhibitions of my artwork. My hope being to wake the people up and to bring about change. The GDR showed no tolerance and in October of 1989 I was told to leave the country or go to prison. I moved from East Berlin. Living and working in Tuebingen, South Germany, Italy and back to Berlin from 1989 to 1992 my education in the arts grew.

Gradually the aggressive attitude in my paintings transitioned to more peaceful topics and my understanding of art techniques expanded. Ten years ago my response to landscape painting was one of repulsion, I found it very boring. Today I have found a path leading me back to landscapes but not the traditional type. Instead I incorporate an element of the fantastic or cosmic bringing about a sense of the surreal. I feel that the time is coming for a new direction. Instead of following tight photographic images of everyday life or human / mental deformations I am turning to a stronger direction of fantastic, erotic and surrealist imagery. My journey continues

Intussen is zij al een internationaal bekende kunstenares die in vele landen exposeerde zoals: Duitsland, Oostenrijk, Senegal, België, Florida U.S.A., Maryland U.S.A., Baltimore U.S.A., Washington DC en Nederland.
1983 – 1986 Academie voor Grafische en Illustratie Leipzig
(Student van Prof. Heinz Wagner en Werner Hennig)
1988 – 1989 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Berlijn-Weissensee
1990 Art Academy Zurich.
2006 – 2007 Prive-lessen van Bruno di Maio
Mei 2013Museum het Petershuis, Gennep
6/7 april 2013Galerie Rene de Vreugd, Zandvoort.
Januari 2013Galerie Pictura, Aijen gem. Bergen L.
Oktober 2012Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam
Oktober 2012Galerie Horneman, Ten Boer
Maart 2012:Galerie Nova Belgica, St. Truiden, België
December 2009: Ministerie van Cultuur, Dakar, Senegal
November 2007:Fine Art Gallery Castor & Pollux, Bilzen, België
September. 2006: Galerie “Am Storchenturm”, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlijn/Duitsland
Juli 2006:Galerie Art Award, Leipzig, Duitsland
Nov./Dec. 2005:“The Masters Mystery Art Show 2005″,
The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach, Florida (USA)
Sept./Oct.2005: Galerie Andalusien Art, Worpswede, Duitsland
Juni 2005: Amadeus Art AVU Gallery, Amersfoort, Nederland
September 2004: Galerie “Am Storchenturm”, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin/Duitsland
December 2003:Galerie Hegeler, Berlin / Prenzlauer Berg, Duitsland
October 2003October Show, Baltimore, USA
September 2003: Masterpiece Alley Gallery, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Juli 2003: “National Broadcasting System’s Art Gallery”,
Washington D.C./MD, USA (Studio Gallery of the NBC)
September 2002:“The American Dream”, Masterpiece Alley Gallery,
Mitchellville, Maryland, USA
Juli 2002Galerie “Avenida de los artistas”, Wien, Oostenrijk

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