N° 9 : SISSEL WIBOM
Sissel, with her force of expression, her extreme sensitivity and her sharp sense of detail is our ninth portrait.
A painter and portraitist by profession and a remarkable ceramist by nature, Sissel navigates between these many skills with striking precision and rare vitality.
Sissel deliberately uses traditional means while painting, and builds portraits of an intense reality : the line is flawless, precise and refined, in a representation without embellishment and at the service of the brush.
Sissel’s paintings sometimes captures its model even more objectively than a photograph. Exploring her subjects beyond themselves, she manages to create through her paintings a singular relationship of intimacy.
As Sissel herself says:
“ When two completely unknown people walk into a room, cross the threshold, seek a moment to talk, share an instant and, cross paths, we are suddenly touched by the fact that the other exists.”
This reflection confirms what is going on between the model and the painter. An intense bond, a touching, personal and humanly vibrant intimacy. A sort of forced telescoping of two subjectivities brought together around the painting.
Sissel lives and works between Sweden and France where she carries out both public and private orders. She is represented, among others, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Royal Theater and the State Council for the Arts and in several private collections in Sweden.