Anja Schrey: Solo Entertainer

Anja Schrey: Solo Entertainer
Library Shelf Location 18.SCHR
Publication Date 2006
Description Over the last five years, the German artist Anja Schrey has primarily focused on larger-than-life self-portraits made in coloured pencil. Working with meticulous precision, Schrey produces compelling figures which, set against white backgrounds, come across as alien in their separateness. MK G presented the first solo exhibition in the UK by German artist Anja Schrey. The exhibition comprised new and recent works of larger-than-life size colour pencil drawings of the artist. Schrey is always the subject of the work. Taking numerous photographs to inform the choice of pose, she then works on an enlarged scale, with drawings ranging from 50cm to 4.5m across; with the resulting images dominating individual gallery walls. In the various poses she assumes, she never engages in direct eye contact with the viewer, but with an air of detachment, stares beyond the margins of the work. Schrey's influences vary; the media, the fashion industry and art history can sometimes be detected in the drawings. Occasionally the poses she adopts have been informed by performances she has made in which the audience are invited to suggest her dress, style and gesture.
ISBN 9780955344015
Quantity 1
Pages 36
Author Gill Perry
Format Paperback
Publisher Milton Keynes Gallery
Related Artist Anja Schrey
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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