Sibylle Duhm-Arnaudov was born in Besigheim on November 18, 1950. From 1969 onwards, she studied “Free Painting” with Horst Antes at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe and “German Literary History” at the TU Karlsruhe. From 1971 he studied “Stage Design and Art at and on Buildings” with Professors Richter, Rose and Stockhausen at the Stuttgart Art Academy. From 1973 she studied “Art Education” with Professors Groß and Michou and “Painting” with Professor Hägele. In 1976 she graduated with the state exam in “German and Fine Arts”. She worked for many years as a high school teacher and from 2008 as an evaluator for school development in Baden-Württemberg. She has been working as an artist since 1977. Her studio is in Leonberg.
Sibylle Duhm-Arnaudov’s artistic work focuses on two different areas: On the one hand, she is actively involved in joint productions of total works of art, so-called “interventions” in the areas of music, dance, video and literature (cf. KAN 環 Compassion Arts German-Japanese artist community).
On the other hand, she is dedicated to the medium of painting, mainly in acrylic and chalk on canvas. Her pictures are views which go beyond the fathomless vastness of the cultural landscape. Meadows and fields merge our human attachment to the earth with distance of the sky on horizon. Repetitions of delicate units like ears of corn, which melt into almost monochrome fields, visually reflect old questions of philosophy: the question of the individual and the many; the question of the whole, which is more than just the sum of its parts; and the location of man in nature, in which he only seems to survive today if he adapts and makes it docile. Duhm’s additional preoccupation with human spaces in the city – viewed from the outside and the inside – is the logical consequence of her preoccupation with cultivated nature: it also investigates human existence as a tension between nature and culture, mostly without showing people themselves. Man is the mute presence, and he is always present anyway in the form of the interacting viewer.
Since 1977 Sibylle Duhm-Arnaudov has shown her extensive oeuvre in numerous international solo and group exhibitions. The artist has been represented by LDXArtodrome Gallery since 2019.