Irene Ziegler Selle | A Journey into Fantasy Land | Pashmin Art Gallery Hamburg | June/July 2021
Irene Ziegler-Selle (Germany) was born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and passed away on the 3 Feb. 2021. After studying social pedagogy, she taught as an artistic assistant for almost 40 years and She painted for the last 20 years of her life. Renowned art academies led her on the path to independent work in her own studio. She focused on versatile, energetic, colorful and often expressive art. Ziegler-Selle was also a well-planned designer, mediating between the subject and the area being worked on. She viewed the frame not so much as a limitation, but rather as an integral, individually designed element of the total artwork. She organized numerous regional, national and international exhibitions. She worked with children, adults and especially the elderly. In sum, Irene Ziegler-Selle was tempered by an exuberant desire to design within the framework of her personality: “This is me, I can be different, but I don’t want to.” Her last grand exhibition was in Hong Art Museum, Chongqing, China. This gallery exhibition is also a tribute to her work. May her soul rest in peace.