Sala Lieber’s inspiration goes back in part to the artist Fragonard and to the Rococo period. Her current work incorporates influences from Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Manet, for example. Her lush imagery is laced with a dash of symbolism and irony. She reformulates classical elements into modern narratives that combine the joy of life and eros with transience, thus altering our ordinary perception of time. Her paintings speak a powerful and refreshing visual language.
Sala Lieber was born in 1980 in Budapest, Hungary. She grew up in a family of antique dealers that shaped her love of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Her creativity was already encouraged in her childhood. At the age of 19, she began her studies of painting at the renowned Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a master’s in 2006 from the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf. She lives and works as a painter in Neuss, Germany, where her studio is located: salalieber.com.
She studied painting at the Art Academy in Dresden with Siegfried Klotz and completed her studies in Düsseldorf as a master’s student with Jörg Immendorf and Herbert Brandl.