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The Dreamlike Figurative Work of Sibylle Peretti

The captivating work of Sibylle Peretti beckons the deepest part of the imagination, where the virtues of these youthful subjects thrive in a constant dreamlike state. Her poetic narrative is both delicate and disturbing, settling in a place where reality intertwines fantasy. Steeped in symbolic nuances, the corporal elements of nature and humanity propel viewers through the rudimentary emotions of life, death, and mysticism. Executed with a meticulous composition, the intended negative space and arrangements of her sculptures, glass domes, and mixed media works on glass and paper are the result of an exquisite vision.

She received her MFA in Sculpture and Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cologne, and a Master in Glass Making and Design from the State School of Glass in Zwiesel, Germany, where she attained various techniques of enameling, engraving, cutting, and designing glass. Her esteemed works are among several international collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum of American Glass, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Hunter Museum, Speed Museum, and 21c Museum.

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“In my work, I explore the lack of harmony between human beings, nature, and our inability of achieving a unity with the natural world. I strive to uncover hidden worlds in which a harmony can exist and heal. Children, who represent vulnerability, are placed in a diaphanous universe of potential solutions and revived through a new and intimate, perhaps mystical reconnection to nature.

While my work hovers between subjects of scientific curiosity, fairy tales and dreams, I use images of children to open our eyes to a mysterious sensibility we may have lost. My children- protagonists are immaculate in their innocence, transmitting a savage view of our own isolation. I examine the child’s identity in a world of adverse layers. The overlay and containment of irreconcilable natures – of disease and beauty, of intimacy and of distance and of innocence and knowledge – have typified the search I have found most important in my work.”

 

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About Author

Internationally exhibited artist and creator of Wooden Ophelia, Bella Harris is not only the Online Editor at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, she also oversees all staff writers and helps support website functionality and development. As a contributing writer for the website, active copy editor, and editorial photographer, she plays a vital role in the growth of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine while working closely with advertisers and artists. Wooden Ophelia is a contemporary collection of original moon designs, handmade woodwork, artwork furnishings, and sacred crystals... all to enchant your home.

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