Opening speeches

Galleri Heike Arndt DK

International contemporary art in Berlin (DE) & Kettinge (DK) 2021 and 2022

Vibrant colours and surreal themes mark Anna Bieler`s oil pieces. Human forms are spliced with objects to create a chaotic and charismatic spectacle.

In her paintings, Anna Bieler deals with mankind creating dreamlike visualisations. Despite their absurdist elements, at the centre of most of Anna Bieler`s paintings are human faces. The figures, typically depicted as imaginative hybrid creatures which are barely recognisable as human, are captured in moments of movement.

Bieler`s priority in her artwork is to express human states and behaviour patterns with her unique visual language. Although her works can appear joyous and full of life there are elements which indicate the darker side of mankind.

Using bold, bright colours Bieler conveys a strong energy one can associate with life and joy. Often opting for the primary colours red, yellow and blue, she later structures her pieces with thicker white or black lines. It is in these choices of colour that the charisma in her works come through.

Bieler doesn`t shy away from depicting relatively ugly and alien-looking creatures with distinctly human features. She brings her imaginative, surrealistic figures to the canvas to encourage the viewer to question their response to her works. What is it that pulls them toward her pieces and what drives them away could be the question waitzing to be answered.

Award ceremony “Innovarte” of UNEAC (Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba) in Tarefe near Madrid on 13.12.2018

“From being together, from being human”: Exhibition at Museum of Wehener Schloss in Taunusstein-Wehen. Inaugural address by Harald Lubasch on 17/08/2018
“The Theater of Man”: Exhibition at DKD Hospital in Wiesbaden. Inaugural address by Bernd Brach on 23/11/2016
“Sense & illusion”: Exhibition at Thalhaus Gallery in Wiesbaden. Inaugural address by Ulrich Meyer-Husmann on 17/09/2015
“9 in nine”: Exhibition at Atelier neun in Mainz. Excerpts from the inaugural address by Siegfried Räth on 26/01/2008
“Anna Bieler: paintings”: Exhibition at the town gallery Schlangenbad. Inaugural address by Detlev Sieber on 04/03/2007
“Painting colours”: Exhibition at Thalhaus Gallery in Wiesbaden. Excerpts from the inaugural address by Leila Haas on 27/02/2005
“Magic worlds”: Exhibition at the town gallery Mennonitenkirche in Neuwied. Excerpts from the inaugural address by Christian Kaufmann on 28/05/2002