Anna Sørensen

1968 · Denmark

Artist biography

In her ceramic works and paintings alike, Anna Sørensen works intuitively with the collections of lines, forms, and colours. Mixing clusters of amorphous, organic forms with geometric wedges and circular shapes, her unique marriage of constructivist and expressionist themes create tension and dynamism. Inspired by dualities, Sørensen’s compositions create harmony through the use of balancing such oppositional forms and theories.

Born in Denmark in 1968, Anna Sørensen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. Her work can be found in the collections of the Holstebro Kunstmuseum, The Danish Art Foundation, and the Ny Carlsberg Fund. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and enjoys exhibitions throughout Denmark.

Former art history professor Ann Lumbye Sørensen writes about Anna Sørensen’s vases by the occasion of the solo exhibition Claywalk at Holstebro Kunstmuseum:

”Clusters or fluid conglomerations of amorphous, organic forms alternate with geometric wedge- or circular shapes as the main motifs spreading across the surface of the vase. The constructivist and expressionist idoms thrive side by side (…) But the pair of opposites – with roots back in the early 20th century and the Russian avant-garde and the European Modernism, respectively – render dynamism and tension to the plane in a balancing act between the two principles of form – the constructivist, concept-based, and the organic anthropomorphous.”

Likewise Sørensens paintings are inspired by the modern form principles and dualism. Space is suspended and everything is drawn forward in balanced, lyrical compositions. The contrasts create an enchanting harmony, wherein the correlation between a variety of forms and use of colours make the dense compositions vibrate and the details flow back and forth from the plane. Like frozen moments, where the square shape of the canvas holds a controlled chaos of organic and geometric forms together.

Anna Sørensen

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