33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany
STUDIO FOR ART, GRAPHIC AND DESIGN
After training as a graphic artist and designer at the school of
applied arts and at the school of graphic and design in
Düsseldorf in the late 1960s, Siegfried Lehmann worked
many years in the graphic studio of Conti-Elektro.
Since 1981, he is a freelance artist and graphic artist with his
own studio. His main activities are oil and acrylic paintings,
3D-art as well as sculptures of wood and plastic.
In his artworks, Siegfried Lehmann repeatedly puts ideas
from every day´s reality into geometric-poetic compositions
of great clarity, combined with suggestions from the
subconscious. The issues of our time are reflected in his
works, shown in his fantastic-realistic-subjective imagery. At
the same time, he is not fixed on an art style or a genre, but
his work is characterized by diversity, variety and the
interplay of assorted styles, combined with new
unprecedented ideas. His spectrum ranges from abstract or
graphic representations to surreal-bizarre. In his latest work
Siegfried Lehmann intensively has dealt with the 3d-art and
thus brought a whole new aspect to his artworks.
Siegfried Lehmann presents his artworks at international art
fairs, in museums and galleries in Beijing, Miami, New York,
Florence, Daugavpils (Mark Rothko Art Centre) and Lisbon.
Keith Haring argued, "The contemporary artist has a
responsibility towards humanity. He has to continue his
celebration; he must oppose the dehumanization of our culture.”
Following this credo, German painter Siegfried Lehmann
accomplishes a lively narrative through captivating
compositions filled with geometric and graphic art
components. Appealing to the viewer’s subconscious, Mr.
Lehmann navigates his paintings to reach a balance between
the figurative and the abstract. Seeking to establish an
alternate reality in which social relationships are prioritized
over digital technologies, Mr. Lehmann’s art investigates the
human condition through his distinctive artistic identity.
Eagerly accepting the challenge of finding a solution to
artistic problems posed by both his imagination and by his
mediums, Mr. Lehmann’s subject matters may begin with
realistic images, but may also include fantastical, whimsical,
or abstracted forms. By combining multiple images, subjects
and symbols, then revealing them from different viewpoints,
unexpected and imaginative results are obtained. Contrasting
organic forms create complex relationships as they overlap
within an abstracted dynamic background, and there is a
subtle change of color and density as his hard-edge band
styled produces vibrations and illusions of spatial expansion.
Cool and expert, Mr. Lehmann judiciously planned geometric
paintings coordinate a close color rapport with considerable
finesse, and his spectral colors exist independently in space,
without altering the over-all forms of the surface, or the
complexities of the structure itself.
With a contemporary visual vocabulary, Siegfried Lehmann’s
oeuvre manifests the dynamic placement of colors and
shapes in a carefully controlled aesthetic environment.
Building an atmosphere with simple, clean lines infused with
variety of textures, shapes, and layers, this gifted artist
utilizes his background in design to create an active image
where line, color and form coalesce and float freely in space,
creating a complex relationship between the individual
elements and the overall composition.
Letting the work speak for itself, each painting is open to the
interpretation and the impression of the viewer. Excelling in
technicality and precision, the complexity and thoughtfulness
of each composition has earned Siegfried Lehmann
recognition both within Germany and internationally. Trained
as a graphic artist and designer, Mr. Lehmann has enjoyed a
successful career in the graphic design studio of Conti-
Elektro, in addition to working as a freelance artist within his
own studio. Exploring the mediums of oil, acrylic, and 3-
Dimensional art, Mr. Lehmann has presented his artwork at a
multitude of international art fairs, museums, and galleries
around the world.
Ruthie Tucker, Executive Director and Curator
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York