Marina Sailer

Belarus 1970


Marina Sailer
Marina Sailer
June 5, 2016

Marina Sailer is a Belarusian painter who lives and Germany makes rich and detailed paintings of mystery worlds, fairy tale creatures, and elements of nature. She emphasizes the contrast of poetic and inspiring, with some unusual elements of a darker theme. However, this contradiction has been delivered with taste. There are no strong contradictions, her paintings even complement each other with their light and dark imagery.

Marina Sailer - Rote Segeln, 2016
Marina Sailer – Rote Segeln, 2016

Biography and Education

Sailer was born in 1970 in Vitebsk, in Belarus. Since she was very young she showed great talent for drawing, and it was no surprise when she attended art school when she was only seven years old. After completing primary education, she enrolled in technical college and studied fashion design. Her desire was to pursue a career in clothing design. Life had another plan for her, as she moved to Moscow, Russia with her mother and enrolled at two universities simultaneously, School of Art and Architecture.

The artist creates mystery worlds with fairy tale creatures

Marina Sailer - Flying Fish, 2014 (Left), English Club, 2015 (Right)
Marina Sailer – Flying Fish, 2014 (Left) / English Club, 2015 (Right)

Magical World of Marina Sailer

After she moved back to Germany, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in 2000. A year later she continued studies a the Dusseldorf Art Academy. Sailer found her authentic voice in painting sceneries from the imaginary worlds. An underwater world filled with mystical creatures places in a baroque villa or a full bloom garden growing indoors are all possible in a magical world of Marina Sailer. She uses tender brushstrokes and natural color palette to stress out the plausibility of those worlds.

The paintings often look like they are glowing

Marina Sailer - Farbe Lila, 2015
Marina Sailer – Farbe Lila, 2015

Travel to the Unknown

The audience is faced with enchanting sceneries that resemble an imaginary journey into the realm of fantasy. The artist uses personal memories, symbols that have the subjective meaning and combines them with fantastical displays of enigmatic objects. A special accent is put on lighting, and the paintings often look like they are glowing. Flickering light helps the viewer to transition into the wonderful realm of crystal chandeliers, spring flowers, mermaids, fish, and butterflies. The enigmatic creatures and fantastical sceneries give the freedom to travel to the world of ideas and imagination.

The artist is represented by Galerie Hegemann.

Marina Sailer lives and works in Dusseldorf.

Featured image: Marina Sailer – Portrait of the artist, photo credits
All images courtesy of the artits

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Behind the MirrorArt Galerie 7, KolnSolo
2014ErleuchtungGalerie in Venet-Haus, Neu-Ulm Solo
2014Tell me the StoryGalerie Osnova, Zentrum der Zeitgenossische Kunst Winzavod Moskau Solo
2014KontrasteKunstverein Frechen, Koln-Frechen Group
2014WeibsbilderGalerie Klose, Essen Group
2014Season AuftaktSteinberger Galerien, Weikersheim Group
2014Fine Art SummerGruppenausstellung, Christian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2013Nah liegende Ferne Einzelausstellung Bergische KunstgenossenschaftWuppertalSolo
2013On an everlasting journeyKunstverein, AurichSolo
2013Im Licht Gesellschaft fur Bildende KunstGalerie Palais, Walderdorff Trier Solo
2013Licht im Schatten - mit Igor OleinikovArt Galerie 7, KolnDuo
2013Das LichthausChristian Marx Galerie, Dusseldorf Solo
2013Art KarlsruheChristian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2013Starke FrauenSybille Mang Galerie, Lindau Group
201310 - Jahre Art - We will entertain youGalerie 7, Koln Group
2013Back from Israel, Stipendianten der Stadt Dusseldorf in Israel Ein-HoodAtelier am Eck, Dusseldorf Group
2013Group ExhibitionSalon der Gegenwart, HamburgGroup
2013Group ExhibitionSteinberger Galerien, WeikersheimGroup
2013Jubilaum AusstellungFordergeselschaft zeitgenossische Kunst, Essen Group
2012Dream and RealitySybille Mang Galerie, Lindau Am BodenseeSolo
2012Zwischen dem Traum und Wirklichkeit Artgalerie 7, Koln Solo
2012Marina SailerDas Fenster zur Welt Kunstverein, Soest Solo
2012Tauben im Grass FZ-KunstEssen Solo
2012Swab BarcelonaArt Fair Barcelona, BarcelonaGroup
2012Freigang-Kunst im KnastDusseldorfGroup
2012Drei Jahre CMGChristian Marx Galerie, Dusseldorf Group
2012Summer End 2012Fz-Kunst, Essen Group
2012NomadenChristian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2012Auf der ewigen ReiseE- ON, DusseldorfGroup
2011Comeback, Einzelausstellung im Landes Kunstmuseum der Stadt VitebskSolo
2011Marina SailerKunstverein, Coburg Solo
2011WeltaugeCM-Gallerie, DusseldorfSolo
2011Slick, Art FairParisGroup
2011C.A.R.Art Fair, EssenGroup
2011Art FairKolnGroup
2011Group Exhibition im Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner-HausSoestGroup
2010Back fromCM – Galerie, Dusseldorf Solo
2010Sitz Fordergemeinschaft Junger KunstBad HonnefGroup
2010C.A.R.Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen Group
2010Group ExhibitionVon Fraunberg Art Gallery, Dusseldorf Group
2009Marina SailerGalerie Chapter 1, KitzbuhlSolo
2009Marina SailerChristian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfSolo
2009Group ExhibitionAusstellung Gelerie Kunstturm, RatingenGroup
2009Zeitgenossischer BarockJoerg Heitsch Galerie, Munchen Group
2009Scope Basel Art FairBasel Group
2009Butterfly EffectChristian Marx Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2008Marina SailerGalerie Richter & Masset, MunchenSolo
2008Group ExhibitionGalerie Arteversum, Dusseldorf (Katalog)Group
2008FantasmunichGalerie Richter & Masset, Munchen Group
2008Group ExhibitionManGallery, Lindau Group
2008Berliner Liste Art FairBerlinGroup
2007Marina SailerGalerie Ars Avendi, KrefeldSolo
2007Group ExhibitionManGallery, Lindau Group
2007Group ExhibitionKunsthale, KoblenzGroup
2007Group ExhibitionBerliner Liste, BerlinGroup
2006Marina SailerGalerie T40, DusseldorfSolo
2006Marina SailerMuseum, Kunstraum Neuss Solo
2006Marina SailerGalerie Ars Avendi, KrefeldSolo
2006Galerie Ars AvendiKrefeld Group
2006Internationale Grafikbiennale Weisse Nachte 2006Sankt–Petersburg (Katalog)Group
2006Group ExhibitionManGallery, Lindau Group
2006Art and the cityKunsthalle Koblenz Group
2006Eine Woche junge KunstKolnGroup
2005Marina SailerKunsthaus MettmannSolo
2005Marina SailerGalerie 9 - 46, DuisburgSolo
2005Farben der ZauberinnenKunsthalle Mintrop 20, DusseldorfGroup
2005Group ExhibitionKulturbahnhof Eller, DusseldorfGroup
2005All about DusseldorfweitBOX, Munchen (Katalog)Group
2005TraumHoffnung, Wirklichkeit, Galerie Acht P., BonnGroup
2005Eine Woche junge KunstKoln (Katalog)Group
2005Art FairKolnGroup
2004Marina SailerKunstforum Kulturkreis, RadevormwaldSolo
2004Marina SailerForum Wasserturm der Stadt, MeerbuschSolo
2004Internationale Grafikbiennale Weisse Nachte 2004Sankt–Petersburg (Katalog)Group
2003Marina SailerGalerie im Kinderspielhaus, DusseldorfSolo
2002Group ExhibitionAirportAir 2002, FrankfurtGroup
2002Group ExhibitionMuseum Voswinckelshof, DinslakenGroup