Anna Bjerger’s paintings are made from old photographs, books and magazines. The scenes that she creates are clearly recognizable. The intimate and familiar images evoke memory and longing. Her instantaneous application of paint, leads us to believe that they are quick sketches from life. Her method reveals an energy and excitement with the subject matter. The colours drip and bleed into one another, convincing us they are painted with great urgency. The paint is applied wet on wet in combination with decisions to impasto selected areas. Fulfilling our existential desires, she connects with the viewers need to see and appreciate the familiar. Her unpretentious use of paint appeals to her audience and creates an intimate conversation between scene, image and viewer. Link to more images from recent Paradise Row and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery shows.
Posted by Genieve Figgis