Everything is in Everything – Everything is One.
SICA Art: „Everything is in Everything – Everything is One.“
Catherine Sica, a restorer trained at recognized academies in Germany and abroad, developed her own style at an early stage through knowledge of various materials and their coordinated reactions. Collectors from all over the world appreciate Sica’s exploration of unusual techniques, her application of different metals into a three-dimensional, illusionistic space, which results from her unique technique of layering paint and material.
Sica’s inexhaustible creativity, as well as experience with a wide variety of materials, creates not only paintings but also extraordinary pieces of jewelry, mirror and frame objects, as well as stove designs with her unmistakable signature.
Catherine SICA, born 1963 in Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany, lives and works in the idyllic town Rust in Burgenland, Austria. She showed a passion and skill for drawing and painting from an early age and demonstrated exceptional artistic talent painting in a naturalistic way throughout her childhood and adolescence. As a professional restorer, formally trained at the Goering Institute in Munich and the Goering Academy in Stuttgart with specialty in restauration of fine art, her personal artwork has been influenced by a rich variety of art forms she encountered throughout the years in her restoration commissions.
She intensively researched the technique of the old masters and experimented herself with a vast variety of old and new techniques, textures and objects. In the process her style evolved through various stages from figurative painting more and more into soft abstract painting, while challenging ideas to the edge of possibilities to find fresh perspectives.
SICA Art: „All is in All – All is One.“
SICA challenges ideas and inspirations to the edge of possibility to find new perspectives. She depicts emotions that are constantly evolving and transforming into a higher consciousness. At the same time, she redefines and reinterprets the original expressionist movement, identifying as Transformational Expressionism her personal ductus.
Sica combines stones, metal, wood, textiles, diamond dust, acrylic and oil on her canvases, creating images that refute the broad assumption that painting is necessarily two-dimensional. Sica’s paintings have depth – tactile and textural. Every unevenness is an interaction between materials that are sometimes inexplicably connected: Sica defies gravity in her work.
In terms of content, Sica also deals in this cycle with the fundamental theme of cosmic cohesion. She remains true to her worldview and reflects her view of a universe in which all elements, although contradictory at first glance, harmonize and cohere.
Her vision and artistic style are reflected in various themes, such as “Connected” – “Meditation” – “Trinity of Matter” – and the use of new techniques, as well as the inclusion of various objects such as precious stones, rare metals and art photography.
Collectors from around the world appreciate Sica’s exploration of unusual techniques, her use of various metals, and the resulting three-dimensional, illusionistic spatiality that results from the way she layers paint and materials.
Through Sica`s inexhaustible creativity, besides the paintings, extraordinary pieces of jewelry are created.
The artist feels the need to be able to deal with a wide variety of thoughts in different cycles. As a result, her paintings are a recurring challenge for the collector, since Sica`s works are experimental, but she always remains true to her ductus and appearance despite new facets.
Sica’s ideal is uncompromising: “I would hang up my paintbrush if every new work looked like the one before it. An artist has the duty to be ahead of his time and to always reinvent himself, to evolve without giving up his personal signature”.
In this essentialist movement of thought, Sica builds a bridge to the consciousness of the all-encompassing, the “Everthing is in Everthing – Everthing is One” realization. A credo that is reflected in all her works.
Dr. Theodora von Auersperg