The painter and photographer Siegfried Stiller was born on the 29th of January 1950, in Welden, Bavaria, Germany. He started to study at the Augsburg School of Fine Arts in 1978 and in 1990 he began his art studies at the University of Fine Arts of Berlin. After graduation, he returned to Augsburg, where he began a very active painting activity. Between 1986 – 1994 he held over 50 exhibitions in Germany. From 1994 to 2006, he dedicates his time to art teaching, as a Professor.
2006 marks a return to painting and the birth of a new project: “Rahmenlos”, a group of young artists that work together under his close guidance, in a unique artistic project for young talents. Between 2006 and 2008 he had over 12 exhibitions in several cities in Germany.
In August 2008, upon invitation by the Art Gallery Ro-GE Art, from Augsburg, managed by Ioana Geier, he joins the project “Without Frontiers”. Along with other 3 German painters and a Swedish artist, he participates in 2 collective exhibitions in Romania, at Baia-Mara and Hunedoara. The artist donates one of his works to the Baia-Mara Art Museum. The artist is presently participating in other exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
As part of the project “Without frontiers”, undertaken by Ro-Ge Art Gallery, he will hold a personal exhibition in Madrid, at Nicole Blanco Art Gallery, in Espacio Niram, in October 2009.
“Siegfried Stiller exhibits on big almost terrifying surfaces, a graphic of symbols in suspended enclosures, a composition that bears some similitude to Dadaist – Surrealism from the point of view of the inner rebellion. The technique is complex, congested, with gematric elements where the human body is explored as a projection of figuration. The nudes are brought together by collages; the drawing is reductively shaped, the feminine characters being portrayed as in a photographic still, upside down. The drawing is full of signs, symbols, hieroglyphs, that speak of an esoteric approach. One can establish some links between his art and Max Ernst or Paul Klee, without any affectedness. The big surfaces exert some kind of tension on our perceiving capabilities in need of a symmetrical perspective. Stiller is a visionary, his art assimilating even elements belonging to sculpture.” (EUGEN EVU, writer)