Informazioni sull'artista:

Interview Kamila Krzyzaniak

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TRUE ART COMES FROM ABILITY

Stan Bert Singer, based in Vienna, is an artist who, in the course of his artistic development, made some important turns, learned, and invented his own very interesting techniques. For some years now, he has been painting in oil and using Renaissance painting technics of the old masters. His way of working requires a lot of patience and care, planning and structure. We would like to introduce him and his works of art and are curious to know what moves him in his work.

LSA: In your biography, you outline your artistic career. Vienna has been a city of art for centuries. To what extent has the city shaped its path as an artist?
It is true that Vienna has always had and sell a rich cultural offering. I had an academic education in architecture and in drawing and painting at a Viennese university. Vienna has had only a very limited influence on my actual career in terms of artistic subjects.

LSA: What were your first own attempts in art?
That is a very interesting question. It was a self-portrait, I think I was somewhere around 8-10 years old at this time. It's interesting because if I may analyse myself here, it has to some extent determined my current work. The work on the portrait and the human body has always been my greatest interest.

LSA: Your artistic education began with the study of architecture as you represent it in your vita. In this context, you also mention the Vienna Secession. Is there still a connection to architecture in your contemporary works of art and what is the Secession's significance for you?

Leonardo / Stan B Singer Replica

No, my works make no reference to the Secession or to architecture. The Vienna Secession is merely a local reference point, as I studied architecture and drawing and painting at the Vienna University of Technology in the immediate vicinity.

LSA: There was a turning point in your development as an artist. This is a very interesting point because there are artists who experience breaks or turns in their artistic career. What was the trigger for this and how did you deal with it?

Yes, this turning point was around 1999, let me explain it like this: After several years of experiencing with various means of artistic expression, including abstract ones, I realised that there are three essential criteria that make a really good painter. These are mastery of technique, exquisite expression of the subject and, of course, the message of the painting. I reflected on my own work and realised that my works did not meet these criteria suciently until then, especially with regard to the technical mastery. Therefore I decided to learn from the old masters.

LSA: What exactly fascinates you about painting with oil as opposed to the techniques you used before?
Well, I have always painted in oil, but especially since 1999 I have been studying intensively the techniques of the old masters. Here the level of mastery is really very high. It is easy to quickly paint a landscape in alla prima or to bring a nude as a semi-abstract painting in oil on canvas. That's not a great thing. But to really get involved with the details of seeing and the actual surfaces of objects and bodies is a real challenge about seeing, technique and realisation. This involvement fascinates me in painting in oil and especially in the "old master technique".

LSA: Before we deal with the moves of your art, I would like to ask you about your painting techniques. Where exactly do they come from and from which time? Are there prominent representatives of these techniques?

I am very pleased that you are so interested in the details. I have been developing my painting technique over the last few years and at the beginning of my work with the study of the old master's technique, I used a layering technique, it's very short explained the overlaying of colours. However, in order to achieve truly outstanding results and depth effects, you must master the mastery of the glazing technique. It is very elaborate and time-consuming, but there is no comparable technique where you can achieve an equivalent painterly effect. Therefore, I studied the painting style of the Renaissance, especially the works and technique of Leonardo da Vinci. If you have understood the glazing technique and the sfumato technique of Leonardo da Vinci to some extent, you will see pictures with completely different eyes, and you will hardly be tempted anymore to "brush" something in alla prima. Down on the canvas. I don't want to play down alla Prima, on the contrary, it is a mastery of one's own, to achieve representational and expression at the first throw. For me personally, however, this is not enough.

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LSA: What fascinates you about Leonardo da Vinci and to what extent does this influence your artist work today?
Well, his real technical skill and patent execution in the picture. Unfortunately, many artists today have lost the patience of the image - they are satisfied with "expressiveness". The works themselves partly influence me in the composition, but above all in the general approach to the picture and in the implementation in terms of painting technique. With the old masters, one can learn a lot about composition and proportion apart from the painting technique, unfortunately also rather rarely today - although there seems to have been an opposite trend for some years now.

LSA: At your website, you mentioned studies in Malta about Caravaggio. What was the relevance to your own artistic development?
It was a very important step in my development in terms of the exploration of expression and painting style. Caravaggio was a very expressive and technically gifted artist.

LSA: Among others, you use a Dieto Aria technique. I could not find an explanation for this term. What exactly does it mean?
I'm glad you couldn't find anything about it, because it's an own further development of old masterly Renaissance techniques, and the exact technique is of course secret. So, that much I can reveal that "layers of air" are applied with a secret painting medium. This increases the depth effect even more but is very time consuming due to the recipe and the technique. A painting is therefore hardly ever finished within 1 year.

LSA: Let us now turn to the motives. In addition to women, your works of art also focus on antique and historical themes. Does this have anything to do with your painting medium?
Well, yes and no. I would say that my painting technique and the painting medium I use have a supporting effect on the realisation of these themes.

LSA: What fascinates you about historical themes and topics as an artist?
Well, they are eternal themes that interest me: The woman as a fascinating being in her own right, passion, joy, greed, envy, hate and death to name but a few of the most important ones. These themes have always been depicted in so-called historical pictures.

LSA: When visiting your website, visitor will be taken to an online exhibition of Gallery 1503 entitle "Faces and Bodies". Can you give us a brief overview of it?
Well, I have tried to present my most important works of the last years about these topics in a complete overview. There are also some older works here that have nothing to do with the elaborate techniques mentioned above, but which reflect my unbroken interest in the female body and the woman herself.

In addition, there are some newer works in Dietro Aria technique 2 portraits (Enzhe) and 3 paintings from the series The Annunciation. One of the paintings shown (Before the Annunciation - the window) is not yet finished, but due to the overall theme, it has already been shown. The theme of the Annunciation is a very interesting starting point for my episode painting if you want to call it that. There will be 5 paintings in total, 3 are already finished, with the titles: "Before the Annunciation", "The Annunciation - the Bassein", "Before the Annunciation - the Window", "The Annunciation" and "After the Annunciation" are in progress and will form the main part of the series. Also a replica of Leonardo da Vinci's.

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"The Lady with the Ermine" is shown. It was my intention here to show the picture as it might have looked like at the time of its creation. So without the dirt and the frinisses of the last centuries and without the unprofessional retouching of some "restorers". If you are interested in details you can find more information on my homepage. I have already said much too much, the pictures should speak for themselves, I always say.

LSA: The most prominent model in this exhibition is your version of Leonardo da Vinci's Dame con l'ermillino, now shown in Czartoryski-Museum, Cracow. What was your intention to create this piece of art?

As partly mentioned before, my intention was not to make a copy of the condition of the painting as it is presented to us today - this is something for art forgers. My intention was to recreate the painting in the colours and condition it was in around 1500, so the way it looked then. Of course, this is not an easy task, and it was to take over 18 months to complete. Here is the story:

In February 2019, on my birthday, I was in Krakow and visited the Old Town of Krakow and also the museums. When I first saw the painting in reality in Krakow, I was immediately captured by the deep expression or impression it leaves on the viewer. At the same time, however, the colours made me think about it, which in my opinion, do not show to advantage in a museum due to the very specific lighting. So I researched everything there was to know about this painting and about the painting style of Leonard do Vinci and decided to kiss the painting awake from its thorny sleep. One has to understand that a five-hundred-year-old painting does not look like it was painted five hundred years ago.

There is dirt, dust, yellowed varnish, restorers who have restored well and restorers who have restored less well - as unfortunately also happened with this painting. For example, the background that is shown in the museum is black. In reality, it was a blue-grey, to give just one example. In many painting sessions, the painting was now recreated layer by layer in the technique of Leonard and with the original pigments (as far as I know after my research). It is like Leonardos original painted of course on wood and in sfumato technique. The size corresponds exactly to the original. Many copies, including very good ones, do not have the exact size of the original, because they do not take into account the hidden edges that are hidden behind the frame. In the replica I create, the dimensions, materials and painting technique is as close as possible to the original work. Work for a real art lover of the Renaissance or a lover of Leonardo da Vinci.

www.stan-bert-singer.com

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LSA: You offer individual portraits. Could you give a short idea about this service? Is it orientated on historic portraits?
Gladly, I make portraits after a mutual agreement with the client. In doing so, I pay special attention to the individual ideas of the person who commissioned the painting. Since it is not everyone's cup of tea to wait many months for a portrait, I offer three possible techniques with a different finishing time: First and fastest the academic oil sketch, second the academic painting and last but not least the painting in Dietro Aria technique. Depending on the chosen technique, the execution takes from 2 months to 12 months and more, depending on size and details. I especially orientate portraits towards classical poses, but I am also open-minded towards other subjects.

LSA: Do you have an actual art project in progress? Yes, I am currently working on two projects:
Firstly the complexion of the Annunciation series. There is one more picture to be finished (Before the Annunciation - the window) and secondly, I am doing a joint project with a very good friend and art colleague, the German art photographer Dieter Hanf, whom I appreciate very much. I am very much looking forward to the joint project together with Dieter. Here we want to transport the theme of the Madonnas, which most people associate with Raphael's pictures, into the present.

I don't want to reveal too much, just as much as it will be an extremely exciting comparison/ juxtaposition of photography and painting on this theme.

LSA: What is the intention of this project?
Well, as already mentioned, it will be an exciting juxtaposition and complementation of painting and photography on this topic. The main theme will be the individuality and strength of modern women to show this contrasted in photography and painting and the expressive possibilities associated with it.

LSA: How would you describe the art collaboration with your partner? Does Corona have an influence on your work?
Dieter Hanf and I have a very friendly artistic collaboration where we regularly exchange ideas on a wide range of topics, which also go beyond the project already mentioned. I really appreciate Dieter as an artist and of course as a person and friend. Dieter is very strong in abstract photography. Corona has unfortunately had an impact on the planned exhibition with Gallery 1503, as the exhibition has now been moved to the internet. You might imagine that subtle painting and painting techniques are very dicult to get across virtually.

LSA: Will you present your results in an art show?
After Corona, Dieter and I plan to show our joint project in a vernissage and exhibition in Germany and Prague.

LSA: Thank you very much for your time and precious insights about your work and upcoming projects. Please let us know about the progress and the art shows. We wish you all the best!

Many thanks also to you and your team. I was very pleased to take part in this interview.
I would be happy to inform Luxury Splash of Art about my further events and exhibitions.

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Biografia:

STAN BERT SINGER

Portfolio available oil paintings Year 2021

Stàn Bert Singer

About Stan Bert Singer:

Short intro:
The artist has an education in architecture and drawing, as well as in painting, which he received at the University of Vienna at the Karlsplatz. For many years he is working as an artist and painter. His focus in painting is the human body, especially the face. Stan B. Singer says: "A good artist has to be more than just realizing or just expressing himself".
Unfortunately today the emphasis is only on expressiveness and less on skill. But art, true art comes from ability. A good artist always has 3 qualities: mastership or ability, expression and the dispatch (message). Today only the message counts. For SBS this is too little and too banal, that's why he works in classically manner and in the old master technique - more recently in the Dietro Aria technique I developed.

Stan Bert Singer receives oil portrait commissions from clients around the globe, and his work is shown in numerous of web sites.

In his own words about the Sujets:

Beside my commission works and portraits, my paintings represent the beauty, the spirit and the suffering of woman.
"I am inspired by erotic fotos, as well as old masters. Very important to me is the recollection that women are not commodities - not by showing only apparently erotic, but by working with the medium of oil, an increase of the woman to the work of art is accomplished. The "commodity" goes, the art remains."

"My paintings are statements that are a reflection of the world around!
Many of these statements are timeless, so I sometimes use Old Master Sujets."

Time, erotic - dignity - these are the timeless themes I am working with. Stan Bert Singer

Born: In Austria near Vienna in a small village.
From the beginning interest in art and especially in drawing.

Ausbildung:
since 1980s: Beginning of study of architecture and drawing painting at the University of Vienna on Karlsplatz. Near the Secession, under Prof. Arch. R. Göschl. Vienna
Study trip to Venice. Watercolor painting and drawing.
Degree Dipl.-Ing. Architecture in the 1990s
Self-taught activity following:
1995 Beginning of the autodidactic approach to the medium of oil
1996 Expressive and abstract works on the topic of act and experimental phase with the medium of oil. 1996 exhibition in Lower Austria
1998 Continuation of the abstractions

Profil stan bert singer

1999 Turning point: turning away from abstraction and devoting attention to figurative painting. Erotic themes and portraits were in the interest, resulting in the theme of the erotic portrait. Beginning of interest in Old Master techniques.
2001 Trip to Malta and study of the paintings of Caravaggio.
2002-2009: Portrait and Erotic works in the center of creativity.
Another focus is the so-called "time paintings". Topic: To capture time and movement in painting. In addition, photographs became more and more important in the development or as the basis of the painted motifs. These pictures are not yet online on the homepage.
2009: Start of international activity and first marketing via online platforms.
2010: "Give them back their dignity" Erotic and almost pornographic photo templates serve to create aesthetic oil paintings. Theme: The dignity of the women and girls of the countless erotic sites on the Internet should be given back with the help of painting> Quote SBS: Give them back their dignity "-" Give them back their dignity "!
Through the medium of oil, and in particular by the Old Master technique, the picture is not just a snapshot or any other nude shot, but by the deliberate debate which image is chosen, and in what way it is implemented - the subject is increased, and the dignity of the woman is underlined and respected.
2010: Focus is on Portrait and Charismatic of the Woman, as a Portrayed Person. Out of the dark series: 3 oil paintings in old master technique and 3 oil paintings in wiping technique - they seem to appear out of nowhere - out of the darkness ..
In addition, private contract work

2012: private exhibition and sale
2012: Participation in NPG National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award London
2012: Art Miami
2012: Exhibition Latte Grande Vienna
2012: MUSA Vienna
2013: Participation in NPG National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award London
Focus on online sales and private orders
2013-2017: Participation in various international competitions
2015: Participation in NPG National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award London
2017: Participation in the prestigious competition of the ARC Art Renewal Center of Fine Art. 2017: - Portrait assignments
- Women in Greek mythology

- Focus on online Presents and commissioned work.
2018: Galerie Artinnovation Aug. 2018 joint exhibition. Represented topic by Stan bert Singer: "Women in mythology".
2019: (planed) Participation ARC Art Renewal Center of Fine Arts, NPG, BP, concentraiting on online marketing, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2019: Galerie Representative in planing status with the Vienesse Galerie Burn In 1010 Vienna

2019: Technical Replica for "The Lady with the ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci
2020:  Dietro Aria Technique "Enzeh - Where are you", "Enzhe - I see you"

2020: "The annunacion serial" in Dietro Aria Technique 

2020: "Faces and bodies" Gallery1503 Vienna Soloexhibition

2020: Sole Exhibition by Gallery1503 Vienna "Faces and bodies" Virtually 

 

worklist:

001 Zwei Mädchen am Fenster 1991

002 Girl in the door
003 Roca
004 Vater – Portraitskizze 2007

2006 26 100

2006 20 30

005 Roz am Kahlemberg
006 Time-serie Girl on the beach
007 Roz Studie mit Zöpfe
008 Rozann Piroschka 1
009 Rozanna mit Spiegel Portrait
010 Portrait Skizze Julia 2009
010 Rozanna Time 2009
011 Brohter of the Sphinxface (Studie Manier Carl L. Müller)

012 Time-serie Girl in the Sofa 2009 60 40

013 Time-serie Rozas Time 2009 32 27

014 Selbstportrait Studie (old master beginn) 2008 31 70

015 Blonde Nymphe mit Apfel 2010 24 31

016 Citronen 2010
017 Girl at frame house 2010 43 57

018 Girls at home 2010 57 46

019 Landschaft Korfu 2010
020 Mächen auf der Alm 2010 42 57

021 Time-Serie the Beach 2008 100 40

021 Mädchen und Schaukel 2010 36 65

022 Orientschöne aus 19 Jhd 2010 38 48

023 Piroschka 2 2010 49 29

024 Pointed Girl 2010 29 42

025 Pointed girl in time 2010 29 42

026 Pointed girl standing 2010 29 42

027 Rozanna mit Zöpfe 2010 30 38

028 Selbstportrait Studie (old master beginn) 2010 46 38

029 Time Serie 1 Lion on the sofa 2010 60 40

030 Time Serie 2 Lions on the sofa 2010 60 40

031 Time Serie Girls and Rocks 2010 50 40

032 Time Serie Have some time on the beach 2008 100 50

033 Time Serie lonesome Girl on the beach 2010 80 80

034 Time Serie Time on the sofa (Roca) 2010 100 50

035 Zwei Mädchen in Kairo 2010
036 Galuk 2011 60 40

037 Galuk and mother 2011 60 40

038 Girl in front of window 2011 100

039 Kasachische Steppe
040 Mädchen am Stuhl
041 Out of the dark -1-triptichon-links-the girl with jewels
042 Out of the dark -2-triptichon-mitte- The face
043 Out of the dark -3-triptichon-rechts-selbst
044 Rosenmädchen
045 Rote Nymphe am Fenster
046 Schwarze Nymphe am Sofa
047 Aktstudie
048 Annette am Holztisch
049 Dark Portrait-1 – internet girl
050 Dark Portrait-2 – internet girl-Roza
051 Dark Portrait-3
052 Girl with jeans
053 Mädchen und schwebender Sessel

054 Skizze junges Mädchen (nude sketch)

055 Portrait Studiewelliges Haar
056 Portraitskizze Zigeunerin
057 Portraitskizze nach Heborn Manier

058 Roza Steppenmädchen

059 W.F. Großvater
060 Victoria
061 Selbstportrait – 1- 2011
062 Selbstportrait – 2- 2011
063 Roza am Sofa in Wien
064 Junges Mädchen Rötelskizze

065 Androgyne/r
066 Victoria Suvorova Portrait

067 Erinnerung an Roza
068 Der Grieche
069 Roza mit Haube
070 Anette Studie
071 Roza Elba 2005
072 Roza Elba Studie 2005
073 Anna

074 Mädchen am Fenster
075 Selbstportrait Studienskizze
076 Leopold Cal Müller (Rozannas skizze) Rückseite

077 Rozanna im Schlafrock
078 Rozanna am Bett vor Blau mit Polster
079 fenst
080 Korfu-2009 Klyfada beach
081 lonsome girl expressinismus
082 Korfu-2009 Klyfada beach – der steg
083 Korfu-2009 Klyfada beach – der Fels
084 Korfu 2011 Der Regenschirm
085 Korfu 2009 Hotel
086 Korfu 2009 Der Srand
087 WOMAN WITHOUT DRESS
088 Salome – John I am only dancing
089 Victoria Zakynthos
090 Vica on chair - 2014 - BUDINSKYGASSE
091 Mädchen vor Zugfenster
092 Roca-last time together
093 Sad Girl at Kahlenberg (Oxana)
094 Andrea C
095 Simon and Pero
096 Face out of the dark 2017
097 Neirede Skizze zu Ölbild
098 Dimitri Corfu 2016-2018

099 Neirede 2 Skizze zu

100 Die Träumende
101 Chloris
102 Did Venus loose the fight against cupid

103 Hygeia

104 Mother and child
105 Woman in Bedroom
106 Corfu Strand von Glyfady 2016-08

107 Amphitrite loosing her cloths 2019-03

108 Amphitrite and pieride fighting for the ring 2019-05

109 The nymph 2015

110 Portrait Stefan 2019

111 Frau mit Hermelin 2019- 2020

112 Der Geringste 2019-04

113 Die Suchende

114 Das Mädchen mit dem Halsreif 2019

115 Selbstportrait 2019

116 Der Stran von Glyfady (the scret vortices) 2019

117 Das Mädchen mit der Sanduhr (Konzept) 2019

118 Enzhe - Wo bist du? 2020 Dietro Aria Technique

119 Enzhe - Ich sehe Dich! 2020 Dietro Aria Technique

120 Selbstportrait frontal 2020 Dietro Aria Technique

121 Vor der Verkündigung 2020 (Aus die Serie "Die Verkündigung The Announciation")

122 Nach der Verkündigung 2019 -  (Aus die Serie "Die Verkündigung The Announciation")

123 Die Verkündigung 2019 -  (Aus die Serie "Die Verkündigung The Announciation")

124 Vor der Verkündigung Das Bassin 2020  (Aus die Serie "Die Verkündigung The Announciation")

125 Mädchen mit Wasserkrug in Arbeit 2020 - 

2020 Project: "New Madonnas"