Truth and Perception

Perceptions of reality are often dependent on social and geographical positioning. Even scientific facts shift over time, certainties become fluid, sometimes even turn into the opposite. Nevertheless, we make decisions based on a reality. If this process becomes conscious, the narrowness of the individual reality widens, empathy for the other emerges. I felt this particularly clearly when different projects took me to other countries.

Many things that seem to be given to us are not perceived as such elsewhere. This does not make our own experience easier, but more interesting. Through my pictures I would like to enter into a dialogue with the viewers. If something touches me, I process it painterly. The more complex the situation, the more abstract the motif becomes in the end. This step into abstraction is sometimes necessary to leave the idea of a linear reality.

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Siegfried Bank Bremen 2021

Siegfried Bank, born in 1952, grew up near Hildesheim. In addition to his main studies and subsequent university work, he studied art in Göttingen, Braunschweig, Newcastle (Great Britain) and Nantes (France). He has lived and worked in Bremen for over30 years.
There he attended further artistic training courses at the Hochschule Bremen and the Hochschule für Künste and at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Project work regularly takes him to Asia, Africa and Latin America. The landscapes and people he encounters influence his work as much as his political and spiritual views.


Jan 27 – 25 Feb. 2023 – Gallery F37
Fasanenstr. 37 • 10719 Berlin

Perspektivwechsel – F37 Berlin
The exhibition shows selected works of the Berlin artists Siegfried Bank, Jasmin Harell and Frank Markowski

Vernissage: Friday 27 January, 2023, 6 p.m.
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm and by appointment until February 25, 2023.

12.Mai. – 18.Jun. 2023

Gallery – Schönfelder Str. 41B • 34121 Kassel

2021 Kunsthaus Findorff, Bremen
Bremen’s Animal Life
Exhibition from 08.10.2021 to 25.11.2021 at Kunst:Haus:Findorff, Plantage 3, Bremen
Siegfried Bank, Konrad Siess, Tina Tilgner, Thomas Stierle, , Meendert Buurman and Manfred Schlösser show drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

You are cordially invited to the Opening on 8 October 2021 at 7.30 pm.

Further events:
14.10.2021, 19.30: Lecture “Animals and people in the picture”.
As part of the exhibition “Bremen’s Animal Life”, Siegfried Bank and Heike Seyffarth use their own and other people’s works of art to shed light on how and why the relationship between humans and animals changed over time.

Further upcoming Exhibition
2021 (Nov. 4-14) Galerie Kunstraum Kaynak, Berlin, solo exhibition
Of inner and other far journeys – extended
Thu, 04 Nov.21 Vernissage 18.00 – 21.00, Fri, Sat, Sun 16 – 19.00
Fri 12 Nov and Sat 16.00 – 19.00, Sunday Finissage 15.00 – 19.00

Articles (German only):

Weser Kurier 13.01.2020 – PDF or – online

Aus dem Herzen auf die Leinwand – Achimer Nachrichten -15.01.2021