"LOOK AT ME!" on Monday the 15th of October. There was a large turnout at Rooftop Bar with the weather providing the perfect atmosphere to admire the fine artwork.
Anna's intricately detailed paper-cuts of body-builders laid over varied marine organisms bring great beauty, innovation and humour to our little boxes. For this show Anna coloured large sheets of rigid paper with fluorescent paint, then, using a scalpel painstakingly formed her images all the while keeping the resulting line thickness equal throughout the piece. We are so thrilled to show Anna's work and can't wait to do it again!
"LOOK AT ME!"
Without always planning it, my work tends to revolve around what it is to be human and the relationship between nature and what we think of as culture. This body of work explores similarities between muscle men and marine organisms in regards to how form relates to function; basically it is a study of the urge to reproduce and the glorious excess that that can inspire.
I find that strange and funny things often have a sneakily beautiful quality to them: aesthetically I find inspiration in outsider art, african sign culture, visual instructions, indigenous sculpture and mexican papel picado. My own papercuts are based on small observational line drawings in ink or fineliner that I enlarge using cheap lo-fi materials like overhead projectors and kids paint.
Born in Sweden, Anna now lives and works in Melbourne.
Anna's papercuts have been exhibited in various galleries around Melbourne and used in collaborations for shadow puppetry and set design for Lior, Sydney Theatre Company, The Spiegeltent and the Sydney Opera House; her work has also featured in numerous short films, video clips and advertisements.
View more of Anna's work at humblesuperlegend.wordpress.com