From: Jena, Germany
Based in: Berlin, Germany
Main Artistic Themes: Futuristic Landscape, Science Fiction & Digital Culture
Anne Wölk is fascinated by science fiction stories about space travel and cyberspace. Involved in the society of digital culture, the artist alters film stills, as well as photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope, and integrates them into her motifs and personal painting cosmos. During her childhood, Wölk saw an infinite number of simulations of stellar skies and demonstrations of planetary runs at 360-degree shows at the planetarium in her hometown Jena. Jena was the center for laser and optics technology in the former GDR. This formative experience continually influenced her interest in science fiction and space travel.
Wölk’s subject matter speaks of the imagery of futuristic science and technology, which we have only become familiar with from the advances of satellites, cameras, cinematography, and computer-generated images. By layering content from these diverse sources, the painter creates a fantastical interpretation of nature, in which the simultaneity of Romanticism and Utopia becomes perceptible.
Her exclusive conceptional use of enlighted colours is what makes her artwork very contemporary. By creating space with flowing colour gradients and sampling methods, the artist tries to reclose photographic aberrations.
Wölk studied painting at the University of Fine Arts Berlin-Weissensee and the Chelsea College London.