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Guiselt Thaiz

The process of building and destroying
The discovering a thing and building on it.
Nature plays a huge part in it.
Putting a material on another material, produces its own organic reaction.
like baking something in sunlight.
And then sitting down and staring and staring at it
And then go to the next step
That´s action and reaction.

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree" (detail), 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree" (detail), 2021

 

The award-winning works by the artist Guiselt Thaiz (Master Class of Prof. Josephine Pryde) consider the dynamics of the social and political dimensions of time and historicity, ask questions about the exploration of identity or also develop a critical relationship to the legacy of modernity. The artist succeeds in an artistic treatment that – never arranged didactically - a picture puzzle of thematic focus and sculptural room for interpretation. The encounter with the works of art in the room, which should soon be possible promote this stimulating sensory and intellectual experience.

- Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz, President of the Berlin University of the Arts, UdK Berlin

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Crying Tree

2021

glazed ceramic, metal

ca. 150 by 50 by 37 cm  (approx. 59 by 19.7 by 14.6 in.)

ceramic element: ca. 70 by 22 by 19 cm (approx. 27.5 by 8.7 by 7.5 in.)

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", detailGuiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", detail   Guiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", detailGuiselt Thaiz "Crying Tree", detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree", 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree", 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Handless Maiden Tree

2021

glazed ceramic, metal

ca. 144 by 54 by 49 cm  (approx. 56.7 by 21.25 by 19.3 in.)

ceramic element: ca. 64 by 27 by 24 cm (approx. 25.2 by 10.6 by 9.4 in.)

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree" (detail), 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Handless Maiden Tree" (detail), 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Linden Tree" (detail), 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Linden Tree" (detail), 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Linden Tree

2021

glazed ceramic, metal

ca. 137 by 70 by 40 cm  (approx. 53.9 by 27.6 by 15.75 in.)

ceramic element: ca. 40 by 30 by 40 cm (approx. 15.75 by 11.8 by 15.75 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Silver Mushroom", 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Silver Mushroom", 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Silver Mushroom

2021

glazed ceramic

ca. 40 by 30 by 30 cm  (approx. 15.75 by 11.8 by 11.8 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Tree That Swirls" (detail), 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Tree That Swirls" (detail), 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Tree That Swirls

2021

glazed ceramic, metal

ca. 120 by 60 by 60 cm  (approx. 47.25 by 23.6 by 23.6 in.)

 

 

 

 

"Seeing and creating a painting from above, gives me an intimate and spontaneous drive to the process of it. While the color is the protagonist, taking out everything is stored inside. Violence, fragility, sensibility, and playfulness. Exploring themes in abstract psychological ways such as interpersonal relationships, being a woman, a foreigner, a stranger.
Color reveals the emotional temperature, and gives a clue ‘of what if this’ abstraction would be figurative. The saturation in color speaks out about my Caribbean roots, and now adding neutral shades after living in Europe."

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Sky #1", 2021Guiselt Thaiz "Sky #1", 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Sky #1

2021

oil on canvas

ca. 30 by 30 cm  (approx. 11.8 by 11.8 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "widow tree", 2021Guiselt Thaiz "widow tree", 2021

 

Guiselt Thaiz

widow tree

2021

oil and acrylic on unstretched canvas

ca. 240 by 80 cm  (approx. 94.5 by 31.5 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Awakened by noise with crab eyes somewhere on Sugar Island", 2020Guiselt Thaiz "Awakened by noise with crab eyes somewhere on Sugar Island", 2020

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Awakened by noise with crab eyes somewhere on Sugar Island

2020

acrylic on canvas

ca. 150 by 100 cm  (approx. 59 by 39.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Back to Childhood", 2020Guiselt Thaiz "Back to Childhood", 2020

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Back to Childhood

2020

acrylic on linen

ca. 100 by 100 cm  (approx. 39.4 by 39.4 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz "Winter Self Portrait", 2020Guiselt Thaiz "Winter Self Portrait", 2020

 

Guiselt Thaiz

Winter Self Portrait

2020

acrylic and colored pencil on canvas

ca. 70 by 80 cm  (approx. 27.6 by 31.5 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

Guiselt Thaiz (born 1983 in New York City)


Education

2021    Master student, Universität der Künste (UdK) Berlin, Germany
2010    Drawing Studies at The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
2005    Visual Communication at the Altos de Chavón School of Design, (affiliated to The New School of NYC), Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic


Selected Exhibitions

2022    solo exhibition at Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (upcoming)
2021    UdK Berlin: The President’s Fine Arts Award 2021, Haus am Kleispark, Berlin, Germany
2021    It’s Only The End, group exhibition, Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany
2021    UDK  Rundgang, group exhibition, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2021    Online Art Auction, group exhibition, Weserhalle Art, Berlin, Germany
2020    Online Art Auction, group exhibition, Weserhalle Art, Berlin, Germany
2019    Online Art Auction, group exhibition, Weserhalle Art, Berlin, Germany
2019    UDK  Rundgang, group exhibition, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2018    Frozen Moments, group exhibition, Museum Sayn, Sayn, Germany
2018    West Germany, group Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2018    Wesseralle 1st spring Auction, group exhibition, Wesseralle Galerie, Berlin.
2017    UDK  Rundgang, group exhibition, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2016    UDK  Rundgang, group exhibition, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2014    Salonukah, group exhibition, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2014    Live Free Or Die, solo exhibition, La Alpargateria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2014    EXPERIOR: “ Try, Test, Experience’, group Exhibition, Rosa Gitana Gallery Brooklyn., NY.
2013    Seeking Space, group Exhibition, Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2013    Portraits, solo exhibition, 192 Mott St., NYC, New York, USA


Prizes

2021 Preis des Präsidenten der UdK Berlin 2021


Publications

2018    Season Five – An Assortment of Contributions on Themes of Land, Art, and Commons
2012    The Reading Project, N.Y selection of short stories.


Residencies

2018    NUANCE, Museum Sayn, Sayn, Germany