Thursday, February 18, 2010

5 x 5 Submission 73 - Anna Wetzel

Anna Wetzel
Anna Wetzel's website

Anna Wetzel is a Seattle based artist, born in Kansas City, MO. She
received a BFA in Painting from Kansas State University in 2006, and
participated in California College of the Arts' Oax-i-fornia project
in 2008. Her work has been shown in Seattle, as well as in Glasgow,
Scotland and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Influenced by living in different cities positioned amidst the great
wide open, Anna's work often explores the figurative symbolic ways in
which societies build identity in relation to surrounding landscape
and wildlife. Through her signature attention to textures, subtle
value shifts, and a limited palette, Anna's recent self portraits
evoke a delicate power struggle between herself and animal alter egos.

Anna's current work is headed in a more collaborative, three
dimensional direction, wherein nostalgic land- and soundscapes beckon
and the figural role is assumed by the viewer.

1 comment:

  1. Like it a lot. The images are familiar and surprising at the same time. The juxtaposition of portraits and out-of-place animals make the images intriguing for the viewer.