Sybille Hassinger’s elements are color and form, light and line. In her fresh and vivid paintings she plays with perspectives of foreground and background. Opaque and semi-transparent layers alternate. From pastel shades and strong colors, it creates a harmonious harmony. After her artistic studies in the 80s in Dortmund, she was working for longer periods in Amsterdam and Paris. Since 1993 she has been active in numerous exhibitions throughout Germany and in Central Europe. Sybille Hassinger lives and works in Dortmund.
With Sybille Hassinger, color and light are the important catalysts for creating a painting. Her works show a subtle interplay of opaque and lucid painting, which uses a language of color and form, color and line, shape and antiform. Her works fascinate with virtuoso perspectives. As a viewer, we experience a highly concentrated play of contrasts. When viewed for a long time, the delicate and sensitively created abstract motifs seem to move back and forth, so that the two-dimensionality of the canvas presents a space with a depth that can hardly be fixed.
Sybille Hassinger makes experiments with materials, she works with paraffin and paper, and on the large-scale canvases with oil or varnish. “I have been combining these materials for some time now and have developed my own technique – I work with the paper rather playfully in a small space, while the larger works require real physical effort.”
Flat and linear elements enter into a dialogue with each other. With her large-scale color collages, the viewer ‘starts with an archaeological process in which something is uncovered. This provides transparency and depth at the same time,’ Sybille Hassinger says. In all of her works a fascinating, translucent, almost floating layer perspective opens up, which makes it almost impossible to distinguish between near and far, upper and lower layers, foreground and background: an aesthetically suggested space in which forms float, blur, borders flicker, and we as observers sway between knowing and perceiving.