Countdown is on

The opening night of my solo exhibition “Perception” is only 4 days away . I am busy with lots of final preparations and with preparing for my parents arrival on Tuesday. I am very excited to show this new series of work consisting of illustrations, screen prints, encaustic paintings and a large format installation. This series is based on the idea that two people can have the same experience but perceive it so differently. While working on my last solo show “Home Sweet Home,” I discovered that my perception of growing up is quite different from my brother’s – that it’s not only people, events, and experiences but rather our perception of those that makes us who we are.

I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you all to the opening night on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7-11pm at cre8ery gallery, 125 Adelaide, 2nd floor. I hope you can join me for this exciting night!

Ciao!

Anja

Invitation - Perception

Invitation – Perception

Maternity photos

After a long break I finally took some pictures this Saturday. It’s been a while and my camera it’s still broken, but luckily I could use Amanda’s camera for the shoot. We had lots of fun taking her maternity photos. We played around with different outfits and set ups and I am really happy with how they turned out. It’s nice to be able to record such a wonderful time in somebody’s life, especially when it’s for somebody this close. Here are a few pictures of our shoot.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and ciao

     

Wish I was there

I wish I could have been in New York this week-end for the opening reception of “The sketchbook project” exhibition. It have never not been at the opening reception of an art show that I have had art work in. Too bad. I just have to make it work to go see the exhibit in one of the US cities it’s going to. Maybe Washington DC in April or Chicago in July. I will let you know once I have a trip planned.

Ciao

scars spread from my sketchbook

Met the deadline

Months ago I had blogged about participating in The Sketchbook Project. I am so excited that I have completed the sketchbook on time and it’s on its way to New York to The Brooklyn Art Library.

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums across the US.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be available for the public to view.

28836 artists from 94 countries around the world are participating and the tour starts February 19, 2011. It’s like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks.

I have chosen the theme “Below the surface” and in the end it turned into a very personal self-portrait consisting of poems and illustrations. If you are in any of the cities below make sure to check out the exhibition.

Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 19 – 27, 2011 (opening reception Feb. 19)

Austin, TX, March 12, 2011

Portland, ME, March 30 – April 2, 2011

Atlanta, GA, April 8-9, 2011

Washington, DC, April 11-30, 2011

Seattle, WA, June 10-12, 2011

San Francisco, CA,  June 18, 2011

Chicago, IL, July 14-17, 2011

Winter Park, FL, July 29-31, 2011

Here are a few pictures of my sketchbook.

Ciao

Cover of sketchbook

Intro poem

Scars

Scars poem

Fear

Loneliness

Hope

Love poem

Love