The works of Anja Black offer a personal glimpse into an ethereal mind that perceives more than the obvious. Appreciation of the nascent beauty of the macabre is committed to canvas through the medium of charcoal, while the fragile splendour of flora is converted to realistic imagery highlighting latent wonder through oil on fine linen.
This collection is a manifestation of the continuous process of learning and deeply personal journey of growth the artist embarked on with her works. In her words, “Art is more than a tangible result. It is a lifelong process of learning to understand value, shape, form, composition and mediums through the barrier of the self.”
Black’s fascination with how light informs shape is exhibited in her portrayal of realism through her chosen mediums.
Oil and charcoal are significant; the mind is vital.