Artists I like (15): C.P.Seibt

Seibt und Gemälde

C.P.Seibt contacted me for a social web consulting. The consulting was done via skype (from me in Bonn to his atelier in Greece) and I liked what I saw in the background. So I thought I’d present him here too.

Please introduce yourself:
I’m an artist, living on Paros. Painting is my earliest memory of my second year. Now I am seventy-six and I continue working daily and intensively. I lived in different countries of several continents and in different cultures.

What is your definition of art?
A hope.

Why have you become an artist?
I started in my second year. Now I am 76 and work more intensively than ever.

I can’t answer the “ why“. The „how“ answers itself while I work.

What is your favourite artwork of your own and why?
Always the one I’m working on.

I don’t look back as far as my work is concerned. Also not forward.

How do you work?
Intensive. Every day many hours.
I do not believe that I’m the master of the process of creation.
I am a participant of the process.



Who is your favourite artist?
Every other answer would neither be honest nor helpful.
In order to be able to gon on I have to be as most aware as possible.
But of course, I love, admire and appreciate many artists.
All of them before me have been and still are my teachers.
But in order to contribute my dialect to the language of art,
I had to (and still have to) depart from them.

What is your favourite material to work with and why?
I work with all materials I can grap.
In painting my favourite material is oil and pastell.

Could you live without making art?
Creation is not a choice for me.
It’s my life. Therefore: Without creating it does’nt matter wether I breath or not
– I’m dead for sure.

Where can others find you on the web?

Vielen Dank, Herr Seibt!
All photos © C.P.Seibt

Annette Schwindt
Ich mach was mit Schreiben und begleite andere dabei, ihre Kommunikation aufzubauen oder zu verbessern. Interesse an einer Zusammenarbeit? Außerdem engagiere ich mich für Inklusion Vor allem bin ich eins: Ein Mensch! - Beiträge per Mail abonnieren -

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