Sige painting – B. Mantek Fotografie

Hi there! This is me.

In full concentration and in the creation of new artwork. I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. For more than 8 years now, I’m living and producing in Zurich, Switzerland.

Sige being – B. Mantek Fotografie

Grüezi Wohl! Das bin ich.

Mit voller Lebensfreude in meinem Studio. Ich bin geboren und aufgewachsen in Antwerpen, Belgien. Seit mehr als 8 Jahren lebe und produziere ich in Zürich, Schweiz.

Artist’s Statement: Why do I produce art?

The urge to create, drives me. Creating coincides with pursuing our deepest dreams, translating and expressing our soul’s language and connecting with the essence of life. It’s about deciding to give that freedom to yourself. That’s more or less it. 

It’s about believing and trusting. Did I mention deciding already? Got ya! I understand this freedom has 3 aims:

Freedom for yourself

Art is the way to be truly free. Art enables to use your own voice, to travel for igniting inspiration and expansion and to allow leading-edge experiences. This way people stay close to that child in them. A child with a desire for joy and expresses by laughter. Our quest for freedom lies in our childhood (what inspired you then?) and releasing resistance. Using your voice to exchange and to connect. It gives focus, it structures life and it expresses your heart, soul, health and mind. My intuition is my asset. This permits me to become the best version of myself in the surrounding of those I love. Art confirms self-worth, the daily choice to be free and radical responsibility. I acknowledged I can only be myself. There is no need to satisfy external norms and expectations.

Freedom for our children

Children desire to express who they truly are. Adults are no different. By allowing our own dreams, we guide our children who they deeply desire to be. Art assures me to guide my three daughters to go where their passion and deep fulfillment leads them toI don’t desire teaching my children that fitting in is a good deal of an adult’s life. It took me the courage to be honest to myself and society, and to go the path of freedom, although it once was far disconnected from my daily life.

Freedom from former patterns

To assure we grant our children freedom, we solve the things we duel ourselves with during our own life. If we don’t consciously do so, these unaware behaviors will stay a pattern that will burden your children, and probably theirs. This is why patterns thrive for several generations first. Be honest and let’s clarify the stones on our road properly. We get to free our environment and the generations before and together with us. If we don’t, it’s obstructing our children’s self-expression deeply. Guiding and leading by example. Ask for help or let a pro guide you to gear you up. Therefore be gentle with yourself. Make sure that freedom is valued by expressing truly and fully who you are.

I am looking forward to you allowing space to be yourself! What about your path to freedom? You are way more than the top of the iceberg that is easily noticable. See it as subsiding resistance and be you in your heart, soul, intuition, mind and thoughts.

In the meanwhile, I invite you to feel spoken to, reminded daily by my art at your wall, and stay initiated by sharing the process of my own self-expression through any current form of art.

There comes a time when you realize you have a choice.  To be you, to take radical responsibility, to hear the whispers of your heart, soul, and intuition creating the world of our dreams. Let’s participate together in this debate on freedom.

Biography

If you made a choice by the heart, to be you, unhindered by expectations?
Sige Nagels (Antwerp, ° 1977) graduated as an engineer-architect. For years, she worked on a promising career in the construction sector. As a project manager, she ran construction sites worth millions – and she did well. More or less. What seemed like a success story for the outside world, didn’t feel like a success at all for Sige.

A move to Zurich initially brought Sige trust and peace of mind. For a number of years, she put the care for her family front and center. And no matter how much that filled her heart, she felt that something else was waiting for her simultaneously. A mission that had been hiding under her skin for a long time and that was demanding a way to the surface.

She finally made a decision during Zurich Manifesta 2016. From then on, Sige devotes herself to painting and expressing creatively, in the only way that Sige could do that: with 100% pure dedication.

“There comes a time when you realize you have a choice.”

Since then you can find Sige in her studio, meanwhile the living room. Compositions of surfaces, shapes, and sharp edges alternate with abstract rigid expressions and perspectives in striking bold colors. Bound by no specific training or style, Sige turns abstract geometry and concepts into diversification of concrete shapes and colors.

Indeed, Sige regards the fact that she did not receive classical training in the arts as a major asset: it ensures that she can approach her art unconditionally and connected to her own expression.

Freedom in and of itself is the ultimate theme for Sige. Through her work, she answers pressing questions about freedom and how it showed itself in her own life.

Lebenslauf

Sige Nagels – Visual Artist – Bildende Künstlerin

Sige Nagels

Geb. 1977, Antwerpen, Belgien
Lebt und wohnt in Gattikon, Schweiz
www.sigenagels.com

+41 78 944 77 30 oder mail@sigenagels.com

Kompetenzen

Kunst: Kunst Installation ‘Narchitektur’, stark gefärbte abstrakte Acrylmalereien auf Leinwand, Mixed Media auf Leinwand und abstrakte Perspektivzeichnungen auf Papier

Persönlich: Optimistin, offen, gewissenhaftig, fleissig und empathisch. Ich lass mich nicht enttäuschen und verfüge über Ausdauer. Verbindet Menschen, inspiriert Menschen sich selbst Raum zu geben und nah an sich selbst zu sein

Erfahrung

Ausstellung, CLARITY, GALERY NOA LUZERN – Group Exhibition – 07 FEBRUARY – 10 APRIL 2022, LUZERN, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung, Klimawandel & Kunst II, Galerie Novum Basel – BASEL ART CENTER – Group Exhibition – 03 – 05 DEC. 2021, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung, GATTIKON MALT, ORTSMUSEUM THALWIL – Alte Landstrasse 100, 8800 THALWIL – Gruppenausstellung – 28 OKTOBER 2021 – 30 JANUAR 2022, THALWIL, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung Digital, Sofortige Massnahmen zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels und seiner Auswirkungen, Galerie Novum Basel – Group Exhibition – 06 JUNI 2021 – 07 JULI 2021, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung Galerie IM FENSTERNarchitektur, Meinrad-Lienert-Strasse 5, 8003 Zürich – Solo Ausstellung
6 APRIL 2021 – 7 MAI 2021, ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung Digital, Sofortige Massnahmen zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels und seiner Auswirkungen, Galerie Novum Basel – Group Exhibition – 20 MARCH 2021 – 20 APRIL 2021, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Ausstellung, Einer Auswahl meiner Werke, ARTCORNER HOTEL SEDARTIS, Bahnhofstrasse 16, 8800 Thalwil, Solo – Ausstellung
21 NOVEMBER 2020 – 30 APRIL 2021, THALWIL, SCHWEIZ

Ausstellung ‘NARCHITEKTUR’, ROOFTOP HOTEL SEDARTIS + Vernissage, Solo-Ausstellung
21 NOVEMBER 2020 – 23 NOVEMBER 2020, THALWIL, SCHWEIZ

Ausstellung ‘DEAR 2050: People react to climate change’, Climanosco, St. Annagasse 11, 8001 Zürich – Erste Ausstellung für ‘Narchitektur’, Gruppenausstellung + Slides Plenary talk + Press Release Vivamost
24 OKTOBER 2020 – 6 NOVEMBER 2020, ZÜRICH, SCHWEIZ

Kreation: ‘Narchitektur’, Installation: Als wäre Zürich in 9 Ihrer Orten von der Natur getragen
12 FEBRUAR 2020 – 15 OKTOBER 2020, ZÜRICH, SCHWEIZ

Ausstellung: Neujahrs Apéro, Dorfverein Gattikon, Schweikrueti
02 JANUAR 2020 – 02 JANUAR 2020, SCHWEIZ

Ausstellung: HOI ZÄME, Gattikon, Offenes Zuhause
14 DECEMBER 2019 – 17 DECEMBER 2019, SCHWEIZ

Ausstellung: Nothing is what it seems. For real, De Rosenobel, Solo-Ausstellung
01 AUGUST 2019 – 05 SEPTEMBER 2019, BELGIEN

Ausstellung: You are gold, Kloosterstraat, Antwerpen, Gruppenausstellung K. Steegmans
01 JULI 2019 – 31 JULI 2019, BELGIEN

Sige Nagels / Künstlerin, autodidact
IRGENDWANN – AKTUELL, SCHWEIZ

Zharity.ch / Mitgründerin einer Wohltätigkeitsorganisation in Zürich + Erstellen eines Vereins: www.zharity.ch
NOVEMBER 2015 – MÄRZ 2019, ZÜRICH, SCHWEIZ

Dorfverein Gattikon / Vorstandsmitglied Aktuarin
JANUAR 2016 – JANUAR 2017, GATTIKON, SCHWEIZ

CFE – MBG / Projektleiterin von mittleren zum grossen Baustellen, General-Bauunternehmen
NOVEMBER 2003 – OKTOBER 2011, BRUSSEL, ANTWERPEN, BELGIEN

Ausbildung

Autodidaktische Künstlerin
2010 – HEUTE, GESTALTUNGSWERKSTATT SIGE NAGELS, GATTIKON, ZÜRICH

Kunst- und Gestaltungskurs – dranbleiben.ch / Skizzieren und zeichnen, Dozent P. Schneebeli
NOVEMBER 2017, KUNSTHAUS, ZÜRICH

Im Atelier Shaun Dziedzic / Ausbildung
NOVEMBER 2014 – DECEMBER 2016, THALWIL

ORDE van Architekten: Offizielle Registration + Praktikum / Diplom. Ing. Architektin in selbständiger Arbeit
OKTOBER 2001 – OKTOBER 2003, BELGIEN

Katholische Universität von Leuven / Diplomierte Ingenieur Architektin
OKTOBER 1995 – JUNI 2001, LEUVEN, BELGIEN

Magazine & Zeitschriften

2017, Inserat Acrylmalerei: ‘Blattader’, Rüschlikon, Atelier Rainbow Tanzkunst, 20. Jubiläum

2020, Vivamost Press release ‘Narchitektur Oktober 2020’