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Out of Joint

Ausstellung 02. - 31. October 2023

In the BURN-IN solo exhibition OUT OF JOINT of Upper Austrian artist Silvia SUN, the viewer is taken on a journey through a constantly changing present, marked by the turmoil of nature and the vagaries of human existence. SUN, inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet, sees the world as out of joint, as coming apart at the seams. Her artworks echo this sentiment, a reflection of the fragility and uncertainty of our times.

The works are marked by intense emotions, by a state of tension that contrasts with a deep longing for tranquillity and harmony with nature. The painting Tempest is a striking example of this: torn surfaces, cracks and scratches symbolize the fragility of life, while the bowed palms represent resilience and the hope of weathering even the most violent storms.

Another central element in SUN's art is the use of language and music. News fragments, lines of poetry, and song lyrics, especially by Nick Cave, add depth to the works and point to the multi-layered meanings and interpretations. They are not mere decorations, but contribute significantly to the message and understanding of the works.

The neon-coloured letters that appear repeatedly in some of her works are an ironic allusion to the reassuring messages often presented to society in times of crisis. SUN's works question these messages and invite the viewer to reflect on the true meaning and the intentions behind them.

Silvia SUN's OUT OF JOINT is thus much more than an artistic reflection on the state of our world, it is above all an invitation to remain alert, to question and to become aware of the complex reality in which we live. It is an invitation to look deeper, to think beyond the horizon and to engage with true meanings and contexts.

The exhibition presents more than 40 works and was curated by BURN-IN founder Sonja Dolzer.

 

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BURN-IN invites you to the exhibition opening on 13. October 2023 6 pm.

Location

BURN-IN Galerie im Gerngross 2nd OG | 1070 Vienna, Mariahilfer Straße 42-48

It's all right! There is no threat/no danger! But the artist makes the letters in her paintings light up neon and sensitizes us to the fact that this supposed all-clear alone is a threat. The mixed media targeting the subject in acrylic, pencil, sharpie, neon spray and print as well as pouring technique sharpen the explosive nature of the image content and makes the danger imminent, the drama tangible.

Mag. Eva-Maria Manner, Cultural Director Upper Austria, 2018

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Between Storm and Silence
Searching for my sweet Spot

In OUT OF JOINT, the viewer is confronted with the duality of fragility and resilience. SUN's works are a powerful testimony to the current global conditions in which the world finds itself. They are a reflection of the fragility of our times, but also a symbol of hope and the unshakable power of nature.

The central image, Tempest with its torn surfaces and bent palm trees that steadfastly defy the fiercest storms, forms a perfect example of this duality. It represents the fragility of life, but also the resilience and hope of surviving even the fiercest challenges.

The quote Searching for my sweet spot from Jarvis Rocker's Am I missing something? adds another dimension. It speaks of searching for a place of peace and harmony, a refuge in the mind amidst of the storm. Amidst the stormy palm images that point to the current geopolitical dangers, SUN searches for this sweet spot, a place where one can find peace and beauty despite all odds.

The exhibition is thus not only a reflection on the external turbulence of our time, but also an introspective journey exploring the deep connection between man and nature and the eternal search for a place of peace and contentment in an increasingly chaotic world.

Dare to take an extraordinary art journey and discover your very own sweet spot at this excellent BURN-IN exhibition

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Exhibited artworks

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artworks
(Can you feel my) Heartbeat
(Can you feel my) Heartbeat

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 42 x 65 cm

€ 1.500
A deer lay dying in the road
A deer lay dying in the road

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 42 x 52 cm

€ 800
Balancing
Balancing

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 1.300
Bonjour, Fabienne!
Bonjour, Fabienne!

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 33 x 43 cm

€ 1.300
A deer lay dying in the road
A deer lay dying in the road

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 42 x 52 cm

€ 800
berg: changes
berg: changes

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 30 x 30 cm

€ 1.300
Bonjour, Fabienne!
Bonjour, Fabienne!

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 33 x 43 cm

€ 1.300
Connecting Searching for my sweetspot
Connecting Searching for my sweetspot

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 30 x 30 cm

€ 1.300
Connecting stops collapsing
Connecting stops collapsing

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 30 x 30 cm

€ 1.300
El Medano - Brimful of Asha
El Medano - Brimful of Asha

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 23 x 32 cm

€ 500
El Medano - Palm
El Medano - Palm

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 23 x 32 cm

€ 500
Hayle: clouds, undefined
Hayle: clouds, undefined

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 23 x 32 cm

€ 500
Hayle: Wind, Schutz
Hayle: Wind, Schutz

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 23 x 32 cm

€ 500
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis

Silvia SUN Austria
Drawing, 20 x 27 cm

€ 500
(Can you feel my) Heartbeat
(Can you feel my) Heartbeat

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 42 x 65 cm

€ 1.500
Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 51 x 76 cm

€ 1.800
Always
Always

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 51 x 76 cm

€ 1.800
Balancing
Balancing

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 1.300
Blick in den Himmel
Blick in den Himmel

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Dinosaur Junior
Dinosaur Junior

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 30 x 40 cm

€ 1.800
Distant sky
Distant sky

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 150 x 210 cm

€ 6.800
Double phantasy
Double phantasy

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 140 x 100 cm

€ 4.200
Eutopia
Eutopia

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 40 x 60 cm

€ 2.000
From now to eternity
From now to eternity

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 130 x 200 cm

€ 5.300
Gravity
Gravity

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Havarie
Havarie

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 75 x 100 cm

€ 3.300
Heavy weather
Heavy weather

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Here comes another winter
Here comes another winter

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 51 x 76 cm

€ 1.800
Higgs Boson Blues
Higgs Boson Blues

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 100 x 140 cm

€ 4.200
hunt
hunt

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 140 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
hurt
hurt

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 100 x 140 cm

€ 3.500
Literacy (nature is a language, can't you read)
Literacy (nature is a language, can't you read)

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 34 x 44 cm

€ 1.500
Loose gravel
Loose gravel

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Out of joint
Out of joint

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Outopia
Outopia

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 60 x 40 cm

€ 2.000
Push the sky away I
Push the sky away I

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 800
Push the sky away II
Push the sky away II

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 800
Push the sky away III
Push the sky away III

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 800
Push the sky away IV
Push the sky away IV

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 800
Push the sky away V
Push the sky away V

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 20 x 30 cm

€ 800
Slush
Slush

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Soft shoulder
Soft shoulder

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 80 x 100 cm

€ 3.500
Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes it snows in April

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 75 x 130 cm

€ 4.200
Tempest
Tempest

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 150 x 210 cm

€ 6.800
There is no threat (really)
There is no threat (really)

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 70 x 120 cm

€ 4.200
Too shy shy
Too shy shy

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 24 x 33 cm

€ 1.000
Utopia
Utopia

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 60 x 40 cm

€ 2.000
Where are we now
Where are we now

Silvia SUN Austria
Paintings, 100 x 140 cm

€ 4.600

artist info

There is no threat (really)

There is no threat (really)

Silvia SUN

Between nature worship and civilization criticism

Silvia SUN, born in 1969 in Gmunden, is an artist who moves in the multi-layered spheres between painting, photography, pop music and literature, and whose works explore the intersections of nature and civilization. Her childhood, shaped by proximity to the forest and views of the Traunstein, laid the foundation for her artistic journey and her profound connection to nature.

After completing her education at the HBLA for Fashion and Clothing Technology in Linz, Silvia SUN was drawn to Vienna, where she devoted herself to the study of English and history. In 2013 she graduated with honours in history.

Silvia SUN's artworks are a dialogue between man and nature, a pursuit of harmony between civilization and wilderness. Her canvases are characterized by carefully selected shapes, vivid lines and colourful bands that enrich and challenge the contemporary art scene. They are a reflection of her philosophy, which explores the duality and tensions between the natural and man-made worlds.

SUN is not only an acclaimed artist and genealogist, but also a dedicated representative of the art community. Since 2018, she has served as a board member of The Creative Artists Association. In 2023, the creative collective ARTLINETRIO formed with Paul Jaeg, Thomas Steiner and Silvia SUN. These communities are a testament to their belief in the power of collective creativity and their vision of art that builds bridges and enables dialogues.

Their exhibitions are a kaleidoscope of their artistic evolution and their relentless search for new forms of expression. Each exhibition is a chapter in her story, a reflection of a moment in her artistic journey.

As a curator, Silvia SUN has demonstrated her vision and flair for contemporary art trends. She has not only created spaces where art can be experienced, but also platforms where new ideas and perspectives can emerge.

The recognition she has received in the form of grants, artist residencies, and acquisitions of works is a validation of her position in the art world.

SUN's artistic statement and works echo her inner world, her desires, and her reflections on the world. They are a window to her soul, a mirror of her thoughts about the role of man in the world and the relationship between nature and civilization. 
Exhibitions in Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and the USA. The artist lives and works in Linz.