Anna Bellinger. UK. 1969.
My work explores the human relationship with nature, the nature of being human, and the disconnect and the stories that lie within. I use arboreal references, the human form, and found or repurposed objects in those explorations. I´m attracted to pattern and repetiton, and I enjoy humour - funny is important to me, but sometimes it comes from a dark place. I wonder a lot.
Currently working with acrylics and charcoal to bring human and arboreal forms together in a type of abstracted figuration (Wood for the Trees, Disconnect), I also work with found objects, photography, and installation to present sideways perspectives on the human legacy (Underfoot, Anthropocene, Invasive Species)
Born and brought up in the countryside of southeast England, I now live in Andalucía.
I have a BA (hons) degree in Textile Design.
All of these things inform my process and practice as an artist.
If you´d like to know more, this interview with ELT Footprint´s Daniel Barber goes a bit deeper into my motivations and process.
2023 ' Wood for the Trees' El Cuartel del Mar, Chiclana
2019 ´Underfoot´ Casa de Los Toruños, El Puerto de Santa María
2019 ´Anthropocene´ Casa de Los Toruños, El Puerto de Santa María
2018 ´Underfoot´ Sala la Polaroid, San Fernando
2023 'Cádiz y su Provincia´ Marambay, Cádiz
2022 'Door to Door' - Art Aviso, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin
2022 ´Womart´ Casa Gato Librería / La Calabaza Mecánica, Rota
2021 ´3 x 3´ Centro Cultural ´Alfonso X El Sabio´, El Puerto de Santa María.
2020 ´al-Magrib´ - analogue photography exhibition, Sala la Polaroid, San Fernando.
2019 ´al-Magrib´ - III Festival de Fotografia Analógica – Ricardo Martín, Villanueva de la Serena