Artist:Sirlei Hansen, Brazil
Sirlei was born in Estrela, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Sirlei Sulzbach recently started using an artistic name, Sirlei Hansen in honor of her Danish greatgrandfather Johann August Hansen, who used to make artistic
works, among others.The following generations inherited his love for the arts, creating paintings, monuments and sculptures. Sirlei lived with art since her childhood, having in her mother, the artist Branca, a great source of inspiration. She has participated
in exhibitions in Estrela, Lajeado, Nova Prata and Santa Cruz (RS).
In 1990, she moved to Porto Alegre, attended Visual Arts in the Institute of Arts at UFRGS, she graduated in 1997 and in 1999, she got her degree with major in Visual Arts.
works of arts in different artistic languages (drawing, engravings, objects), but she considers painting her major passion. According to Sirlei: “The need of preservation, sensibilization and harmony with the nature or a big challenge usually motivate
the themes in the painting. In nature, everything interacts, completes itself and attracts! Creating in contact with nature makes possible to understand and to cherish life, the essence of being. Its simplicity presents richness of colors, shapes, textures,
movements, lines, lights, shadows and teases the imagination. Chance becomes value. It is necessary be driven by intuition and emotion. The symbiosis with nature determines what has to be exalted through painting, thus the imaginary becomes true and visible.
People are invited, through painting, to establish a harmonious and respectful connection with nature and their interior!”
Main Collective Exhibitions:
1992 – BrazilToday, Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS.
– Engravings in Metal, Ado Malagoli Gallery, Institute of Arts of UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS.
1996 – 25 x 25, Barão de Santo Ângelo Pinacoteca, Institute of Arts of UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS.
1997 – 25 x 25, Recoleta Arts
Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1998 – Records, Barão de Santo Ângelo Pinacoteca, Institute of Arts of UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS.
1998 – Hall of Art City of Porto Alegre, Gasômetro Plant, Porto Alegre, RS.
– IX São Paulo Hall of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, SP.
2000 – Faces of the New Generation of Artists, Institute of Arts of UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS.
2003 – Porto Alegre in Focus, Barão de Santo Ângelo
Pinacoteca, Institute of Arts of UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS.
2005 – Shadows, House of Culture of Lajeado, Lajeado, RS.
1996 – Paintings, Caixa Econômica Federal, Érico Veríssimo Agency, Porto
1998 – Mandalas, Caixa Econômica Federal, Mont Serrat Agency, Porto Alegre, RS.
1999 – Luminous Shadows, Caixa Econômica Federal, Tristeza Agency, Porto Alegre, RS.
2017 –International Hall
of Contemporary Art, Worlwide Art Exhibition, Louvre Museum, Paris, France – Silver Medal.
2018 –International Art Exhibition - ART INDEX DUBAI, XXXV Juried Exhibition, Dubai, UAE – Golden Medal – Modern Painting America.
Suisse Friburgo-Galerie Cathédrale -Médaille d’or.